Jesus statue stolen 90 years ago featured in Hoboken church Nativity

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A baby Jesus statue stolen from a Hoboken church nearly 90 years ago will be on display once again at the church this Christmas.

The statue was stolen from Our Lady of Grace Church in the 1930s.

Father Alexander Santora says that the church received a mysterious package back in March returning the statue.

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"Somebody felt that they had to do the right thing and return it, even after 90 years, it was worth getting back and it's sort of a good Christmas message,” said Santora.

The statue will now be a part of the Christmas Nativity scene. The statue will not be in a crib, but in the box in which it was returned. Santora says that for every Mass this holiday, a child will carry the baby Jesus to the manger and place him inside the box.

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