Mother Cabrini Will Get New York Statue After Political Squabble – Wall Street Journal

Over the past several months, Mayor Bill de Blasio has faced mounting criticism for omitting Mother Cabrini, a popular Roman Catholic saint and Italian immigrant, from a New York City initiative to build statues to honor famous women.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who had called the snub disrespectful and has frequently sparred on other issues with the mayor, said at Monday’s Columbus Day Parade in Manhattan that he had found a solution: The state would pay for a statue of the saint.