Crucifix Stolen From Church During Mass
You’d think the thieves would have the decency to wait until mass was over.
…they swiped a 5-by-3 foot crucifix from a Bronx church during services on Wednesday.
The $5,000 German-made wooden cross was lifted from the lobby of Padau Roman Catholic Church — near a sign proclaiming, “Jesus wants all of us to come to him” — between 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., police sources said.
“I’m distressed. That crucifix means so much to the people here … I’ve never seen anything like this,” said Josu Iriondo, 75, pastor of the church
The shameless sinners likely planned the heist ahead of time — unscrewing bolts that attached the crucifix to a wall before returning to snatch it while parishioners were deep in prayer, Iriondo said.