Knights of Columbus Want Statues of Founder Around New York State

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A memorial to the man who started the strong right arm of the Catholic church could be coming near you.

The Knights of Columbus are looking to place 10 statues of their founder, Blessed Father Michael McGivney, around dioceses across New York state.

The priest started the knights in 1882 to provide support and financial resources to men and families who were coping with the loss of their sole provider.

More than a century later, the knights are the world’s largest Catholic fraternal service organization with more than one-point-7 million members.