Statue stolen from church in Jersey City

The beloved statue of Divino Niño, which depicts Jesus as a child, was taken from St. Aloysius Church in Jersey City.Church leaders and parishioners say

JERSEY CITY - The beloved statue of Divino Niño, which depicts Jesus as a child, was taken from St. Aloysius Church in Jersey City.

Church leaders and parishioners say that they won't settle for anything less than the return of their beloved and newly acquired statue.

The statue was stolen off of its three-foot podium, which sits below the Ten Commandments.

Church leaders believe that the statue was taken Sunday when the church was packed with people all day for a wedding, baptism, mass and confession.

Father Thottungal says Jersey City police are investigating, but hopes it doesn't come to an arrest. Church leaders and parishioners agree that if they get their statue back in one piece, they'll forgive the person who took it.

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