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Published on 01 Oct 2020 / In News and Politics

Relics of Pope Saint John Paul II have been stolen from a cathedral in Italy. A gold reliquary containing droplets of the late pontiff’s blood was discovered to be missing from a chapel within the Cathedral Basilica of Spoleto in Umbria on the evening of September the 23rd. In a video message issued the next day, Archbishop Renato Boccardo of the Archdiocese of Spoleto-Norcia, pleaded for the return of the relic and described its theft as, “a serious act.”
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