Catholic school covers up statue after '˜suggestive' complaints

A Catholic school has been forced to cover up a statue of a saint and a child over concerns it was sexually suggestive.

The statue at Blackfriars Priory School has now been covered up
The statue at Blackfriars Priory School has now been covered up

Blackfriars Priory School in Adelaide, Australia has decided to cover up and amend the artwork after it appeared that a loaf of bread being held by the saints was possibly embarrassing.

The statue has now been draped in black curtains before it is altered by a local sculptor.

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Principal of Blackfriars Priory School, Simon Cobiac, said: “The sculpture is a famous depiction of the tireless work of St Martin de Porres, a Dominican brother, for the poor and downtrodden of the 16th century.

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“The two-dimensional concept plans for the statue were viewed and approved by the executive team in May but upon arrival the three-dimensional statue was deemed by the executive to be potentially suggestive.

“As a consequence, the statue was immedaitely covered and a local sculptor has been commissioned to re-design it.”