Stolen Crucifix Returned To Bronx Church; Thief Forgiven

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A crucifix has been returned to its rightful place in a church in the Bronx, five days after it was stolen.

Police said the 5-foot tall, 3-foot wide crucifix was stolen from the lobby of Saint Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church on East 166th Street in Morrisania on Wednesday night.

The crucifix was stolen while church services were in progress, according to authorities.

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As 1010 WINS’ Al Jones reported, parishioners from nearby Saint Anselm placed the stolen crucifix back where it belonged Monday. One parishioner could not hold back her tears.

“I’m very happy; very joyful, and thank God, you know,” she said.

The crucifix, worth $5,000, had been around as long as the church, since 1903.

Members of the congregation said the crucifix had appeared a little…

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