LUIS, Colo. (AP) – Members of the parish of the Sangre de Christo Roman
Catholic Church planned to vote Sunday on whether to ask authorities to
file charges against Mormon missionaries who allegedly damaged a shrine.
The Pueblo Chieftain reported that church members saw photos on the Web
showing the Mormons in the shrine.
Mormon missionary officials said the three missionaries involved would
Members of the Sangre de Christo parish built the Shrine of the Mexican
Martyrs, which has become a popular tourist attraction. No damage
estimate was available.
Corporal Scott Powell of the Costilla County Sheriff’s office said the
men could face up to six charges, including felonies for criminal
mischief and conspiracy.
A commenter has a link to a more in depth story about the vandalism which occurred in 2006.