Famous St. Anthony’s statue stolen


The famous statue of St. Anthony in the Dalupotha Church in Negombo has been stolen in the early morning on Wednesday. The renowned statue was used for the blessing of devotees for several decades. CCTV camera recordings show that a person entering the church around 1am and breaking the structure and removing the statue.

Church leaders suspect that the statue was stolen to take away the gold chains on it.

Caption: The famous statue of St. Anthony at Dalupotha Church

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