Catholic School Covers Up “Suggestive” New Statue

The Guardian reports:

A new statue at a Catholic school in Adelaide has been covered up and will be remodeled over issues with it being “potentially suggestive”. The statue of St Martin de Porres at Blackfriars Priory was unveiled recently and depicts the saint handing a loaf of bread to a young boy.

However, the unfortunate placement of the bread raised other connotations and the school apologised for any concerns the design may have caused. Reaction on social media ranged from incredulity that the school allowed the statue to be put up in the first place, to amusement about the cover-up in black.

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