Police have recovered the relic of Blessed Pope John Paul II after it had been stolen from a church in central Italy.
The piece of cloth, stained with the blood of the late Pontiff, was discovered on Friday in a garage belonging to two men who admitted to stealing the reliquary yesterday.
Police revealed the news at a joint news conference with Church officials in L'Aquila, east of Rome, this afternoon.
Bishop Giovanni D'Ercole, auxiliary bishop of L'Aquila, told reporters he had pieced together the reliquary and the cloth after police found them in pieces on successive days, according to Reuters.
He said the recovered piece of fabric was missing just a few filaments of cloth...READ MORE