New York City, N.Y., Oct 15, 2019 / 09:30 am
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the state will erect a statue of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini.
The announcement comes two months after a New York City public arts program decided they would not build a statue of Mother Cabrini, despite the saint topping a poll organized by the program.
During a public nominations period for the She Built NYC program, Mother Cabrini received 219 nominations--more than double the number received by Jane Jacobs, who received the second-most nominations.
In an announcement at the annual Columbus Day Parade in New York on Oct. 14, Cuomo said