Tag Archives: Theft

Thieves Steal Pope John Paul’s Blood

UPDATE:  Arrests have been made – but no recovery as yet. Reuters: Thieves broke into a small church in the mountains east of Rome over the weekend and stole a reliquary with the blood of the late Pope John Paul … Continue reading

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Guilt-Stricken Thief Returns Bible 42 Years Later

HuffPo: They never thought they’d see it again, but 42 years after their Bible was stolen in 1971, Holy Trinity Church in Hastings, England, received an intriguing letter in the mail. The anonymous note was sent to church treasurer Simon … Continue reading

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Art World Fearing the Worst

Ignorant peasant or not, this simply reprehensible! Paris — To Olga Dogaru, a lifelong resident of the tiny Romanian village of Carcaliu, the strangely beautiful artworks her son had brought home in a suitcase four months earlier had become a … Continue reading

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Church Thieves

Here are six issues related to preventing church embezzlement. If your church has not experienced fraud or embezzlement, it’s likely only a matter of time until you do.  But if you pay attention and are proactive you can minimize the … Continue reading

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Woman Accused of Stealing a Bible

Huff Po: If you steal a book that famously commands you not to steal, does that drive home the point or negate it? Fleming, 23, of Powder Springs, Ga., was arrested April 26, for allegedly stealing the good book from … Continue reading

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Precious Relics Stolen from Church

CNN: Relics were taken from a Catholic church in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri. Police say the items may eventually turn up. CNN affiliate KSDK reports  

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Recovered: Priest’s $6,000 Stolen Chalice

 The Deacon’s Bench: But in so many ways, it’s not something you can put a price on. Details, from the St. Louis Review: When he was ordained to the priesthood four years ago, Father Noah Waldman took some of the … Continue reading

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Men Charged In Bible Snatching

Huffington Post: Police say two western Pennsylvania men mistook a woman’s Bible carrying case for a purse when they tried to snatch it from her, knocking her to the ground. Police charged Ludwig earlier this month before he told police … Continue reading

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Priest in Brutal Attack Left for Dead

Right here in Cape Town! A Constantia priest was brutally attacked after Sunday service and left for dead, locked in the church’s strongroom – and was only found on Monday morning when the church secretary arrived for work. The attackers tried to … Continue reading

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Occupiers Steal Sacred Items and Desecrated Church

Hooligans! There’s no longer room at the inn at a Manhattan church that’s sheltering Occupy Wall Streeters after a holy vessel disappeared from the altar last week. When the Rev. Bob Brashear prepared for Sunday services at West Park Presbyterian … Continue reading

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