From New Jersey.com:
Vandals couldn’t destroy it, and numerous storms couldn’t harm it, but the shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe in Passaic finally came down on Wednesday after 14 unauthorized years at the corner of Hope and Madison avenues.
Passaic Mayor Hector Lora ordered the shrine taken down in order to remove the religious display from land owned by the New Jersey Department of Transportation, and thus restore the separation of church and state. Lora, the city’s newly-elected mayor who is also a minister, said he could not allow the religious display to permanently occupy public ground.
“The shrine was located illegally on public property and its removal should not come as a surprise,” Lora said. “For over six months the city offered multiple resolutions for relocating the shrine, and all of those suggestions were rejected.”
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