Update: Gozo Ministry deplores vandalism on Pilgrims’ Way fresco
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Update with statement by the Bishop below – The Ministry for Gozo in a statement, has said that it deplores the act of vandalism that took place on one of the five frescoes along the road leading to the Ta’ Pinu National Shrine.
These important frescoes, entitled ‘The Pilgrims’ Way,’ are the work of artist Sergio Favotto, who also was donated them to the Sanctuary.
The Ministry for Gozo said that these acts of vandalism do have any benefit and only serve to confirm that vandalism will not intimidate or impede the work of the Ministry.
Police are investigating this case.The Bishop of Gozo Mgr Mario Grech, in a statement this afternoon, said that he appreciates the response by the many devoted people of Our Lady of Ta ‘Pinu, as well as the Ministry for Gozo, in expressing their solidarity with the National Sanctuary, and their sorrow over the damage done to one of the niches along Pilgrims’ Way.
He added that, this awareness is a positive thing and overcomes the horror of vandalism.
“I encourage you to cooperate with the police in their investigations,” said the Bishop.
Photographs: MGOZ Terry Camilleri