Church unhappy that St. Patrick statue sits in a bar

Officials from the Newark Archdiocese say they are upset that a statue of Saint Patrick, which had sat in Sacred Heart Church for 50 years,

SOUTH ORANGE - Officials from the Newark Archdiocese say they are upset that a statue of Saint Patrick, which had sat in Sacred Heart Church for 50 years, now resides in a bar.

Newark Archdiocese Spokesperson Jim Goodness says that when the archdiocese closed the Roman Catholic Church last year, it was decided that the statue should go to the Cryan family.

Jimmy Cryan, who owns a saloon on 1st Street in South Orange, decided to place the patron saint of Ireland in his bar. He says the church made no stipulations when it handed over the statue.

Goodness says that any statue of St. Patrick should be placed in a home or other location where it will be treated with veneration.

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