State-funded Mother Cabrini statue and post office renaming plans move forward

Dec 10, 2019 956

BY: Erin DeGregorio

While there was heated contention between the City and Roman Catholics earlier this fall – regarding the dismissal of St. Frances Xavier “Mother” Cabrini in the She Built NYC campaign – progress with external initiatives are taking place to honor her. A statue will be made in Cabrini’s honor and a Brooklyn post office may be rechristened to share her namesake.

Though another public She Built NYC nomination period would open again on or before June 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo believed that would be too long to determine if Cabrini could be considered again. So, following this year’s Columbus Day Parade, Cuomo announced that the State would allocate up to $750,000 for a statue. He also confirmed that a commission would collaboratively work together in making that a reality.

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