Written by News 1st
31 Jan, 2014 | 9:02 am
Italian police hunting for a stolen relic bearing the blood of Pope John Paul ll have recovered its gold and glass case, officials say.
But the cloth stained with the blood itself is still missing.
The cloth came from a cassock that John Paul was wearing in 1981, when a gunman tried to assassinate him.
Three suspects, who allegedly stole the relic from the church in the Abruzzo region but threw the cloth away not realising its value, were arrested.
A search is under way on the outskirts of L’Aquila city. It is concentrated on an area built for people made homeless by the region’s 2009 earthquake.
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