Brooklyn Residents Say Mother Cabrini Statue Got Snubbed From Honor

Brooklyn Residents Say Mother Cabrini Statue Got Snubbed From Honor


PROGRAM CONSIDERING STATUES TO HONOR INFLUENTIAL WOMEN. Reporter: A STATUE OF MOTHER FRANCES XAVIER CABRINI STANDS TALL. THERE IS EVEN A PARK HONORING THE PATRON SAINTS OF IMMIGRANTS. SHE WAS AN ITALIAN NUN THAT CAME HERE TO THE UNITED STATES BECAUSE THE POPE TOLD HER THAT THE ITALIAN IMMIGRANTS IN THIS COUNTRY NEEDED HELP. SHE HELPED A LOT OF PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD. Reporter: MOTHER CABRINI AS SHE IS KNOWN, WAS THE FIRST UNITED STATES CITIZEN TO BE CANONIZED BY THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH SO WHEN IT WAS ASKED WHO WOULD BE THE NEXT HISTORICAL STATUE, SHE WAS THE TOPIC WITH 219 NOMINATIONS BUT A COMMITTEE ULTIMATELY DOESN’T CHOOSE HER. I FEEL THAT THE CHRISTIAN- CATHOLIC COMMUNITY, IF SHE HAD THE MOST VOTES WHAT IS TO QUESTION IT? LET’S GO WITH WHAT THE PEOPLE WANT. Reporter: WHY WAS THE PUBLIC GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO NOMINATE STATUES IF THE MOST POPULAR ONES DIDN’T MAKE THE LIST. WE LOOKED AT THE BURROUGH DIVERSITY, AND IT WASN’T MEANT TO BE A VOTE. IT WAS MEANT TO LOOK FOR GOOD IDEAS. Reporter: WHAT IS YOUR MESSAGE TO THE ITALIAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY THAT APPEARS UPSET WITH THIS DECISION? I WANT TO LISTEN TO WHAT PEOPLE HAVE TO SAY AND THAT IT’S NOT OVER. Reporter: AMONG THE SIX CHOSEN, BILLIE HOLLIDAY, DR. HELEN RODRIGUEZ-DRIOS, AND SYLVIA RIVERA.

3 thoughts on “Brooklyn Residents Say Mother Cabrini Statue Got Snubbed From Honor

  1. Peter Giordano, its clear racism. McCray and Deblasio, are both racists against Asians as well, particularly Chinese.

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