Sunday, 9 September 2018

A Saint,

or a sinner?

that is the question that the good people of in the municipality of Soledad, Colombia have been asking, since the restoration of the wooden statue of San Antonio de Padua, patron of Soledad, the statue dates from the 17th century and was located in the town’s main church, and the problem is? well the results of the restoration didn’t please parishioners, many of whom took to social media to complain that the statue looked to effeminate, some even called it “a saint of modern times, a transsexual saint”, because of all the makeup applied by the artist,

 here is a deptition of San Antonio de Padua, 

and some pictures of it, 

 “He is no longer the same patron that I have prayed to for the last 12 years, they applied eye shadow, blush and even gloss on his lips, he looks effeminate,” one parishioner told Radio Caracol,

Infobae reports that the restoration cost just $328 which was paid by the church, but that has yet to be confirmed, oh dear what to do?

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