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The Rev. Frank Schwarz blesses pup Kaiser during the American Martyrs' ceremony. Photo by Caroll Alvarado
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Maria Esperanza holds her dog, Happy, while youngsters Lily (l.) and Katie Caruso play with the canine. Photo by Caroll Alvarado
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T-Bone (r.) sniffs out fellow dog Kaiser, a Pom and Maltese mix. Photo by Caroll Alvarado

American Martyrs Church in Oakland Gardens held a Blessing of the Animals ceremony Saturday. The annual event was held in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.

Posted 12:00 am, October 15, 2013
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bc718 from queens says:
Oh please!! Blessing a animal really? How about the church cut their crap and pay their taxes?
Oct. 16, 2013, 11:42 am
Loyal American from USA says:
Hey Moron!
What about all the Asian churches on every corner.
I wish I could have 10 friends in my house and make it a church for lower taxes!!!!
Oct. 17, 2013, 6:45 pm

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