This past Wednesday, a church in the Bronx was the scene of a peculiar theft. A five-foot crucifix, worth $5,000, was taken from the lobby of the Saint Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church. The cross went missing during mass.
That a thief or thieves would come in while services were ongoing in the adjacent room in order to steal a life-sized crucifix is bizarre enough. Where the story gets really interesting is when you consider that the church’s namesake, Saint Anthony, is the patron saint of lost and — you guessed it — stolen items.
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