Penn State Donates Paterno Statue to Vatican

Joe Paterno Statue Shipped to Vaticn

PHILADELPHIA ( — The controversial statue of child molestation advocate Joe Paterno was removed from the Penn State campus over the weekend and donated to the Catholic Church.

The 900-pound bronze statue, a tribute to the late football coach and child rape conspirator, was dismounted from its base outside the university stadium and sent to St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, where it will go on display beginning Friday.

“The University is no place for a tribute  to a man who turned a blind eye as children were being abused,” said Penn State President Rodney Erickson. “This will let the world know that we will no longer tolerate sexual abuse on our campus.”

“We welcome this addition to our great statuary collection,” read a statement from the Vatican, “and will be forever grateful to the people of Penn State for their generous donation.”