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Catholic Relics

Relic Of Pope John Paul II Stolen, Recovered

AP | Associated Press | Posted 10.28.2012 | Religion

ROME -- A trio of thieves aboard a train stole a priest's backpack containing a vial of the late Pope John Paul II's blood on Tuesday, but police reco...

800-Year-Old Heart Stolen From Dublin Cathedral

AP | By SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 03.05.2012 | Religion

DUBLIN -- Somewhere in Ireland, a burglar has the heart of a saint. Officials at Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin said Sunday they're distraught and...

WATCH: "Treasures Of Heaven": Medieval Religious Relics At The British Museum

Posted 09.04.2011 | Arts

The British Museum's Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics, and Devotion in Medieval Europe exhibition is an extraordinary collection of religious objec...

Would You Pay To See John The Baptist's Tooth?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service BALTIMORE (RNS) Martina Bagnoli admits that the exhibit she helps curate here at The Walters Art Museum may gro...

Relishing Relics: Will John Paul Go To Pieces?

Bill Briggs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Bill Briggs

As the appetite among the faithful surges for papal relics, will the Vatican truly keep a lid on John Paul's body?