Relic containing the blood of a Polish priest was stolen from a church
The St. Nicholas Church in Boston was the victim of a burglary on the night between the 9th and 10th of May. One of the stolen items was the reliquary containing the blood of Jerzy Popieluszko, a Polish priest who was beatified by the Roman Catholic Church in 2009. The police are investigating.
Priest Father John Underhill said the item, set in a gold-coloured reliquary, was "gifted to St Nicholas church by a member of the faithful for public devotion.
"It sat on the high altar of St Nicholas church for the Parish Mass on Sundays, where it was incorporated into the liturgy."
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