Statue returns to Parish Church

The statue of the Virgen de los Delores back home Credit: Carboneras Council

Religious statuary is very important in Spain and every Catholic church tries to ensure that it’s special statues are kept in perfect condition.

Virgen de los Dolores

On Sunday, July 7, worshippers were invited to attend a Holy Mass in the church of the Parish of San Antonio de Padua de Carboneras where they would be able to see the recently restored statue of the Virgen de los Dolores.

Carboneras Mayor, Salvador Hernandez attended the ceremony alongside, council members and representatives of the various Brotherhoods in the municipality who had helped raise the funds for the restoration to take place.

Street procession

Following a procession through the streets of the municipality, the Mass commenced and once the congregation had taken Eucharist, all eyes were on the statue as well as restorer Jesús Ortega Fernández who had spent the last three months working on the statue in his Motril (Axarquia) studio.

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