Saint's ancient heart stolen from Dublin cathedral
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 perplexed over the theft of the church's most precious relic: the preserved heart of St. Laurence O'Toole, patron saint of Dublin.
O'Toole's heart had been displayed in the cathedral since the 13th century. It was stored in a heart-shaped wooden box and secured in a small, square iron cage on the wall of a chapel dedicated to his memory. On Saturday someone cut through two bars, pried the cage loose, and made off with the relic.
Monday, March 05, 2012
I am not sure which is worse
Stealing a preserved heart from a church or the fact that a church had the preserved heart from a guy who died in the 12th century in the first place.