NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a 5-foot-tall wooden crucifix has been stolen from the entryway of a Roman Catholic church during Mass in New York City.
Police say Saturday the $5,000 cross was reported missing Wednesday night from the lobby of Saint Anthony of Padua in the Bronx's Morrisania neighborhood.
Pastor Josu Iriondo tells the New York Post (http://bit.ly/1CSFF5w ) the crucifix must have been unscrewed from the wall. He says parishioners may have mistaken the heist for renovations.
The 75-year-old pastor tells the newspaper congregants are praying for its safe return.
Information from: New York Post, http://www.nypost.com