A $50,000 reward has been posted for information leading to the return of the tabernacle stolen from St. Augustine Church in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn over Memorial Day weekend, announced Bishop Robert Brennan of the Diocese of Brooklyn.
“We continue to pray for the one-of-a-kind tabernacle, made possible by the original parishioners of St. Augustine, to be returned and then restored, in all its glory, to the heart of this church. However, the theft of this historical item has not robbed the faith of the people of this parish,” Bishop Brennan said.
The $50,000 reward offered by the company that insures diocesan properties was announced days after the New York City Police Department revealed its $3,500 reward for the tabernacle.
The tabernacle, with an estimated worth of $2 million, was discovered missing May 28.
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