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Police arrested a 51-year-old woman for profaning Poland’s most revered Catholic icon, the Madonna of Częstochowa, by painting an LGBT rainbow halo around her head and that of the baby Jesus.
On Monday, Płock police detained Elżbieta Podleśna over the alleged offence after investigators found several dozen posters of the Virgin Mary with the rainbow-colored halo in the woman’s home. The woman was later released.
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Joachim Brudziński, Poland’s interior minister, said on Twitter Monday that a person had been arrested for “carrying out a profanation of the Virgin Mary of Częstochowa.”
“Telling stories about freedom and ‘tolerance’ doesn’t give anyone the right to offend the feelings of believers,” said Brudziński, who has described the posters as “cultural barbarism.”
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Offending religious sentiment is a crime under the Polish penal code and authorities are accusing the woman of “profanation” of a revered religious image. The “Black Madonna of Częstochowa” is a Byzantine icon venerated throughout Poland. The icon hangs...
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