Rare Relic of Saint John Henry Newman Stolen from Chapel in Birmingham

Country: United Kingdom

Date of incident: February 2, 2020

The relic of British Cardinal John Henry Newman (1801-1890), canonised only last October, was stolen from his chapel in Birmingham. “Sadly, the only piece of bone thought to have been St John Henry’s was stolen from its casket in the Newman Shrine,” read a notice in the Oratory’s February newsletter. The Fathers have appealed for anyone who had seen any suspicious activity to come forward.

Source: The Irish Catholic, Vatican News