Rock, papers, sniggers: Unfortunate saint statue makes headlines around the world

The Advertiser

November 23, 2017

By Erin Jones

[Note: See also the Facebook post by Simon Cobiac, the school’s principal.]

It was made in Vietnam, pays homage to a Peruvian saint, and caused a storm in Adelaide.

Now the unfortunately “suggestive” statue of St Martin de Porres at Blackfriars Priory School is making headlines across the globe.

BBC News, The New York Post, Washington Post and The Guardian are among the international outlets to have picked up the story in The Advertiser this week.

Buzzfeed ran the headline: “This School Had To Get Rid Of A Statue Of A Saint Because … Just Take A Look”.

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