California: stolen St. Anthony relic recovered, arrest made
June 17, 2011
Police in Long Beach, California, have arrested Maria Solis, 41, in conjunction with the theft of a relic of St. Anthony of Padua from a parish on June 13. The relic was discovered undamaged in her living room and has been returned to the parish; the suspect is not a parishioner.
“St. Anthony is the patron saint of travelers and lost things, but today he’s also the honorary saint of the Long Beach Police Department,” said Father Jose Magana, pastor of St. Anthony’s Parish.
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- Religious relic found, returned to Calif. church (AP)
- Relic of St. Anthony stolen from California parish (CWN, 6/14)
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