Cuomo to unveil NYC’s Mother Cabrini statue on Columbus Day

Oct 11, 2020 983

BY: Carl Campanile

Mother Frances Cabrini will get the respect — and the statue — she deserves, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday night. In a video address to the Columbus Citizens Foundation, Cuomo said that on Columbus Day, he will unveil a new statue honoring Cabrini.

The Post snapped pictures early Saturday of the Cabrini statue on a pedestal — covered in blue tarp in Battery Park City’s South Cove — waiting to be uncovered. Cuomo stepped in to build the Cabrini statue with state funds when controversy erupted after City Hall failed to include the beloved patron saint of immigrants on the list of famous women to be honored with statues as part of first lady Chirlane McCray’s “She Built NYC” program.

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