Newborn baby found: Baby Found In Church
Published: November 25, 2015
Newborn baby found: Baby Found In Church, The baby was taken to Jamaica Hospital, where officials say he is going to be fine.
Just hours after entering the world, a baby boy was abandoned in a church nativity scene – an early Christmas surprise that earned him the nickname “Baby Jesus.”
And get this: The name of the Queens house of worship in Richmond Hill where the baby was found on Monday is the Holy Child Jesus Church.
The full-term newborn was found swaddled in purple towels in the nativity’s crèche – where baby Jesus is found on Christmas morning.
Jose Moran, 60, a custodian at the church for three years, went to lunch and returned just after 1 p.m. He quickly got back to work – unaware of the newborn just a few feet away.
“I was in the church sweeping,” he told the Daily News. “Then I hear a child crying. I didn’t make much of it. I thought there was somebody in the church with a child.”
The newborn was found inside Holy Child Jesus Church on 86th Ave. in Richmond Hill around noon on Monday, according to ABC News.
So, he went back to sweeping.
“I looked around and didn’t see anyone,” he recalled. “That got me curious. I followed the cries. I walked to the little nativity home we had installed inside the church … I couldn’t believe my eyes. The baby was wrapped in towels. He still had his umbilical cord. He was next to the Virgin (Mary).”
Moran said workers at the church finished setting up the wooden manger and crèche about an hour before the baby was found.
“At least whoever abandoned him brought him to a safe place and didn’t leave him to die,” he said.
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