Relic containing the blood of a Polish priest was stolen from a church

Country: United Kingdom

Date of incident: May 9, 2022

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."

Source: BBC

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