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St Peter's "missing" relics found


St Peter of Argos' relics have been found after being "lost" for over five hundred years.

The relics of the saint were returned by Vatican clerics to the residents of Argos -in Greece's Peloponnese - after a Catholic bishop took them to Rome in the 15th century.

Greek newspaper Kathimerini reports local churchmen, who began searching for the relics of Saint Peter in the early 1990s, finally traced them to a monastery chapel near Rome.

"We had looked everywhere for them," local Bishop Iakovos said.

Thousands of faithful thronged the streets and church bells sounded as the relics were carried into the local cathedral and put on display.

SOURCE
Argos saint's remains returned by Vatican (Kathimerini - Greece's International English Language Newspape 21/01/08)

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23 Jan 2008