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 II, a custodian said on Monday. Dozens of police with sniffer dogs scoured the remote…

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 Scott and read, “You won’t believe receiving this letter and you certainly won’t believe receiving…

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 curse. No matter, she said, that the works — seven in all — were signed…

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 damage and perhaps even prevent theft altogether…      

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 a Barnes & Noble in Cobb County, Ga. She was charged with misdemeanor shoplifting, according…