Northern Ontario baby Jesus statue gets his head back
A statue of baby Jesus that remained headless for months after it was decapitated in northern Ontario has been resurrected.
The head that was knocked off and stolen has been restored to the statue at the Ste. Anne des Pins parish in Sudbury, though the volunteer who made the repairs says there is still a few days' work to be done.
Gilles Grandmaison, a retired parishioner who is donating his labour to the church, says he still needs to fix the statue's nose and its hand, which had both been broken.
He says the materials for the work are too toxic to be used indoors so the project's progress is at the mercy of the weather.
The statue was vandalized more than a year ago but captured the world's attention last fall when it was fitted with a temporary clay head that prompted online comparisons to a character from "The Simpsons.''
The bright orange terracotta head was later removed so it wouldn't stain the white stone of the statue, and the original head was recovered shortly afterwards.