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Relic of St. John Paul II stolen from Cologne cathedral

June 06, 2016

A relic of St. John Paul II has been stolen from the Catholic cathedral in Cologne, Germany.

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A glass vial, containing a cloth that had been used to wipe blood from the late Pontiff, was taken from the base of a statute that had been erected in the cathedral to memorialize the visit there by Pope John Paul II in 1980. Officials discovered the theft on Sunday, June 5, and have issued a plea for the record of the relic.

 


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