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Relics of Saint John Paul II stolen from Italy sanctuary

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KHQ.COM - Relics of Saint John Paul II and a Polish martyr have been stolen from a sanctuary in Northern Italy.

The relics included a sample of the blood of Saint John Paul II and bone fragments of a Polish Martyr. They were removed from the Montecastello Sanctuary in northern Italy.

The thieves reportedly pretended to be tourists. They were said to have entered the monastery late in the day, stealing the relics from the main altar near closing time.

The custodian only discovered the theft the next day. The relics containing the blood of John Paul the second had been given to the monastery three years ago by the Cardinal of Krakow, Poland.

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