5-foot crucifix stolen from NYC church during Mass

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Posted: Dec 06, 2014 6:40 PM
5-foot crucifix stolen from NYC church during Mass

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.

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Information from: New York Post, http://www.nypost.com