(The Local) Placing a statue of the Virgin Mary on a village street would not normally cause too much consternation in France but when a bust of Our Lady went up in Cogelin, a village on the south coast, the residents were in uproar.

They were unhappy the mayor Jacques Sénéquier’s choice of location was the street “Chemin de la Radasse”, literally “way of the slut”.

Realizing the gaffe, a repentant Sénéquier admitted having not paid attention to the name of the street when he gave his permission for the statue to be erected.

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