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Stolen relic of True Cross found

August 17, 2010

A relic of the True Cross has been recovered in Vermont over six weeks after it was stolen from Holy Cross Cathedral in Boston.

Last week, two Vermont men, described as partners by The Boston Globe, had an altercation, and one of them told police that the other had possession of a stolen religious artifact. As he turned over the relic to police, Earl Frost said he had obtained it in Rhode Island. A Boston archdiocesan official later identified the artifact as the stolen relic.

“We’re thankful it’s been returned,” said cathedral pastoral associate Bob Travers. “We want to get it back to where it was originally so people can venerate the cross and pause and reflect in prayer.”


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  • Posted by: samuel.doucette1787 - Aug. 17, 2010 7:56 AM ET USA

    So would this be considered a hate crime by homosexuals against the Catholic Church in Boston? Wait, I hear crickets chirping.