If, in a conveyance of real property, or in any instrument intended to operate as such, heretofore or hereafter made to a religious corporation, its corporate name is not stated or is not correctly stated, but such conveyance or instrument indicates the intention of the grantor therein to convey such property to such corporation, and such corporation has entered into possession and occupation of such property, any officer of the corporation authorized so to do by its trustees may record in the office where such conveyance or instrument is recorded a statement, signed and acknowledged by him or proved, setting forth the date of such conveyance or instrument, the date of record and the number and page of the book of record thereof, the name of the grantor, a description of the property conveyed or intended to be conveyed, the name of the grantee as expressed in such conveyance or instrument, the correct name of such corporation, the fact of authorization by the trustees of the corporation, to make and record such statement, and that the grantor in such conveyance or instrument intended thereby to convey such property to such corporation as the said officer verily believes, with the reason for such belief. Such statement so signed and acknowledged or proved shall be recorded with the records of deeds in such office, and indexed as a deed from the grantee as named in such instrument or in such conveyance to such corporation. The register or clerk, as the case may be, shall note the recording of such statement on the margin of the record of such conveyance, and for his services shall be entitled to receive the fees allowed for recording deeds. Such statement so recorded shall be presumptive evidence that such matters therein stated are true, and that such corporation was the grantee in the original instrument or conveyance. All conveyances heretofore made, or by any instrument intended to be made, to a religious corporation of real property appropriated to the use of such corporation, or entitled to be so appropriated, are hereby confirmed and declared valid and effectual, notwithstanding any defect in the form of the conveyance or the description of the grantee therein.
N.Y. Relig. Corp. Law § 11