Mother Cabrini statue controversy boils over on Columbus Day

MANHATTAN — Behind the cheers, there was a giant elephant of sorts looming over the annual Columbus Day parade along Fifth Avenue.

A fight to get Mother Cabrini, patron saint of immigrants, a statue in New York City.

The Italian American, who founded 67 missionary institutions to serve the needy, was snubbed by the city’s “She Built NYC” initiative — led by First Lady chrilane mccray

Despite receiving the most nominations, Mother Cabrini was left off the first round of statues announced.

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