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Relic of St. Anthony stolen from California parish

Catholic World News - June 14, 2011

A relic of St. Anthony of Padua has been stolen from St. Anthony’s Parish in Long Beach, California.

The relic, which was last venerated publicly eight years ago, was scheduled to be venerated again on June 13, the feast of St. Anthony.

Police have released a sketch of a “person of interest” in the case.

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  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Jun. 14, 2011 4:12 PM ET USA

    I suppose I am neither the first nor the last to note the irony of losing a relic of St. Anthony. I hope he intercedes for the parish and the police.

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