Bulgaria claims discovery of St. John the Baptist’s bones
Catholic World News - August 06, 2010
A Bulgarian government minister claims that the skull and other bones of St. John the Baptist have been discovered in the ruins of a fifth-century monastery.
“We found the relics of St John the Baptist-- exactly what the archaeologists had expected, said Bozhidar Dimitrov. “It has been confirmed that these are parts of his skeleton.”
In 1910, the Catholic Encyclopedia noted that the head of St. John the Baptist “in whole or in part, is claimed by several churches, among them Amiens, Nemours, St-Jean d'Angeli (France), S. Silvestro in Capite (Rome).”
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