Statue of Jesus stolen from Nativity Scene - and Returned

Country: Italy

Date of incident: January 4, 2024

On New Year's Eve, the the statue of Infant Jesus was stolen from a nativity shrine on Umberto I Square in Orbassano, near Turin. However, on January 4 the statue reappeared on the steps of St. John the Baptist Parish with a letter of apology: "I apologise for the stupid gesture. Please put it back where it belongs. Thank you".

Meanwhile, the three thieves who stole the statue have been identified by the police, who had launched an investigation. One of the three thieves apologised and returned the figure to the nativity scene.

Source: Torino today

Picture: Wiki Commons