Baby Jesus decapitated after vandals wreck church’s nativity scene Read more:

Thank you for reading Keep The Faith! If you enjoy our content, tell us by leaving a review here

Two teenagers have been charged after baby Jesus was found decapitated in a church’s nativity scene. The boys, aged 13 and 17, are also accused of damaging two wise men and a donkey at St Nicholas Kirk in Aberdeen.

Baby Jesus’ body was also smashed in half during the incident. The display had only opened on Monday evening, after being blessed in a ceremony attended by city primary school pupils and community leaders. Aberdeen City Council has now condemned the attack as ‘a disgusting act of vandalism’ as the boys were charged.

The rest of the nativity scene was also wrecked (Picture: Cascade News)

Police noted that the 17-year-old will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal and the 13-year-old boy will be reported to the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration. Depute Provost Jennifer Stewart said she was ‘absolutely appalled’ that anybody would ‘commit such a violation of a blessed nativity’ Senior British diplomat in US quits over government’s Brexit ‘half-truths’ She continued:

‘I don’t understand the mindset in that at all. It’s a huge disappointment. ‘We are living in such a divisive time and I find it hard that people can’t just see that this is something that is meant to reach out to people and spread love and light and hope. ‘My faith says that I should forgive. God may forgive, but I find it very hard to forgive someone for doing such a mindless act.’

The nativity scene had only been unveiled on Monday (Picture: Cascade News)

Schools in the city are now attempting to find a replacement Jesus for the nativity scene. Other residents have registered their disgust at the vandalism online, with one person writing: ‘I hope they get the people who did this and lock them up for Christmas.’ Another added: ‘It’s not even safe for one night – no respect… What makes people do things like that?’

Main image copyright: Cascade News

Written by: Lucy Middleton

First published 05.12.19:


Thank you from the Keep The Faith team...

Before you go, we’ve noticed you’ve visited Keep The Faith a few times; we think that’s great! It’s regular support from readers, like you, that makes our work worthwhile. So, here’s a heartfelt thank you from our team.

Did you know, you can also support Keep The Faith with a gift of any size today?

Your gifts are so important to our future because we provide all our services for free and help those who are in need of God's Word. 100% of your gifts will be used to help us continue transforming lives and supporting UK and international Christian projects.

So please, click here to support and partner with us in this journey together.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *