ADELAIDE (SOUTH AUSTRALIA)
November 22, 2017
By Erin Jones
An Adelaide Catholic school has been forced to cover and cordon off a new religious statue after raising eyebrows because of its unfortunate design.
The statue of St Martin de Porres — not St Dominic as originally believed — was unveiled by Blackfriars Priory School, at Prospect, late last week.
The sculpture showed St Martin de Porres handing a young boy a loaf of bread, which appears to have emerged from his cloak.
But the sculpture’s unintentionally provocative design has had unforeseen consequences and created a flurry of activity on social media, prompting the school to take swift action.
The Advertiser understands the school was forced to cover the statue with a black cloth after students took photos of it on Friday and by this week, it had been cordoned off.
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