- Associated Press - Monday, January 8, 2018

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A Wichita church says “This is why we can’t have nice things” after a baby Jesus statue was stolen from an outdoor nativity scene.

The Wichita Eagle reports that the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Wichita believes baby Jesus was taken the night of Jan. 3, or early morning on Jan. 4. The manger also was destroyed because Baby Jesus had been chained to it. The theft came just a few days before the Epiphany, which is the day Christians observe the visit the Three Kings made to the baby Jesus.

A sign staked outside the nativity reads: “Baby Jesus was STOLEN! Please pray for his return.” The church said it “can’t have nice things” in smaller letters. Over the years, other statues have gone missing, including a camel.

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Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

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