St. Louis Protesters Clash with Catholics in Fight To Tear Down Statue of City’s Namesake

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Discussion posted by: David McNamara

As the Catholic News Agency reported, “St. Louis was King of France from 1226-70, and he partook in the Seventh and Eighth Crusades. He restricted usury and established hospitals, and personally cared for the poor and for lepers. He was canonized in 1297.” The statue, also called the “Apotheosis of St. Louis,” was unveiled in 1906. It is a copy of one that greeted visitors to the World’s Fair in 1904. During the protests Saturday, Black Lives Matter and other leftist activists viciously attacked some of the Catholics who were praying the rosary, including an elderly Catholic man.