NYC Panel Snubs Top Vote Recipient, a Catholic Saint, for One of ‘She Built NYC’ Statue Honors

CNS News | 8/19/2019 | Staff
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Even though she was the public’s top choice to be memorialized by New York City’s “She Built NYC” program, America’s first saint won’t be getting a statute in her honor, a panel led by the city’s First Lady has decided.

Francesca Xavier Cabrini, who founded an orphanage, a school for girls and 67 charities in the 1880s, received the most votes from the public, but won’t get a statue – in favor of others, such as a drag queen/LGBTQ activist – who were not among the public’s top choices, The New York Post reports:

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“Francesca Xavier Cabrini and other female icons were denied honorary statues after a group controlled by First Lady Chirlane McCray tossed out the revered Catholic sister in favor of more women of color and a drag queen-turned-LGBTQ activist.”


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“McCray, the wife of Mayor de Blasio, then formed a blue-ribbon panel to review the results and make its own recommendations on the seven winners, who will...
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