A Catholic school is forced to cover up a brand new statue after the ‘unfortunate’ design shows a kneeling boy and a saint holding a loaf of bread.



  • Adelaide Catholic school has covered up a statue after its image went viral
  • It depicts a saint handing a loaf of bread from his cloak to a kneeling young boy
  • Instagram went wild, with many mocking Blackfriars Priory School’s statue


ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA – A Catholic boys school has been forced to cover up a brand new statue after a rather unfortunate design created a storm on social media.


Blackfriars Priory School in Adelaide last week unveiled a statue of St Dominic handing a young boy a loaf of bread.


However the design featuring a boy kneeling at the foot of the 12th century Spanish-born saint has caused embarrassment to the inner-city school, which teaches boys from kindergarten to year 12.


A black cloth now covers the statue of the saint, who was recognised for performing the miracle of multiplying bread.


The school was forced to cover the statue with a black cloth after students took inappropriate photos on Friday, the Adelaide Advertiser reports.


This week, it was completed cordoned off. Images of the statue were shared on Instagram page S***Adelaide, attracting 1315 likes and more than 359 comments by Wednesday morning.


‘Like who the hell designed, approved and erected it and no one thought about it?’,’ one critic said.


Another wondering about the vetting process. ‘Was there seriously no one that looked at this before it was installed?,‘ she asked. One woman suggested it was an innocent statue. ‘He’s just giving the boy some bread,’ she said. But one man pointed out the unfortunate sex abuse connotations involving Catholic priests and young boys. ‘Hahahaha pedo priest,’ he said.



Stephen Johnson
Daily Mail Australia


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