Denver group wants Virgin mural visible again
November 23, 2010
DENVER (AP) – Some Denver residents are urging Catholic leaders to make a mural of the Virgin of Guadalupe visible again behind the altar of a church heavily attended by Hispanics.
The group called Faithful United is upset that local church leaders built a white wall blocking the mural about a year ago at the church in north Denver.
The church’s pastor says he decided to block the mural because it “detracted from the central focus of the Holy Presence of the Blessed Sacrament in the altar.”
Faithful United plans deliver a letter Tuesday to Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput (SHAP’-yoo) to ask for the wall to be removed.
The Virgin is Mexico’s patron saint and is known as the dark-skinned Virgin of Guadalupe.