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    Baby Jesus, lamb reported missing from Brookline Nativity scene

    Brookline police are looking for the figures of the baby Jesus and a lamb that were taken from the Nativity scene at a local church over the weekend.

    The figures were taken from St. Mary of the Assumption Church. They were seen as recently as Saturday night in the set near the corner of Harvard Street and Linden Place, said Brookline Police Lieutenant Philip Harrington.

    Reverend Brian Clary, pastor of the church, said he was alerted to the missing figures on Sunday morning by a church usher and then called police.

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    “Whomever is responsible for it, we are forgiving them for this, whether it’s a crime or a prank. If they bring back the baby Jesus or the lamb, all will be forgiven,” said Clary.

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    He said the scene “adds a lot of prayerful and spiritual life to the neighborhood.”

    “Believers young and old stop and say a few prayers” in front of it, he said.

    Police asked anyone with information on the missing figures to contact them at 617-730-2222.