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Fragment of True Cross Stolen from Cathedral

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posted on Jul, 19 2010 @ 05:19 PM
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Fragment of True Cross Stolen from Cathedral




Investigators are now searching for the thief who stole a relic from the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and left with the sacred artifact unseen. The missing piece of the cross was first spotted by a janitor while performing his duties. Artifacts such as the one stolen are said to be able to fetch a high price on the market, but without verification of the object's origin the thief will have a difficult time finding a buyer. Boston's Catholic Archdiocese has been praying for the safe return of a fragment of the cross as they wait for investigators to find the culprit. The object was one of the most treasured items of the Archdiocese, and churchgoers there are just as devastated by its loss as those looking over it. Kevin J. O'Leary said in an interview with The Boston Globe that he was praying not only for the return of the object, but for the thief who stole it as well. The troubling act of vandalism and theft is the most recent the church has suffered, but he has high hopes that it will find its way back to its rightful spot. Police have determined that there was no sign of forced entry to the chapel, so the prevailing theory is that the object was stolen at some point while the chapel was open. Police also noted that nothing else had been stolen, indicating this was a specific and targeted theft.


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I think its unbelieveable that someone could steal something of so much value from the church and by value i do not mean its cash value. the thief will definetely have a hard time selling the artifact, so hopefully it can be recovered and returned.




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