Call for increased security for church relics

| March 4, 2012

Church authorities who are custodians of relics have been called on to increase their security, or temporarily remove the items, in light of recent thefts.

Raghnall Ó Floinn, Head of Collections at the National Museum of Ireland, said these incidents were worrying, and that custodians of relics might have to increase security.

It follows the theft from Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin this weekend of a wooden box in which the heart of St Laurence O'Toole had been placed almost 1,000 years ago.

Gardaí believe the 12th century relic was taken from St Laud's Chapel in the cathedral sometime between Friday evening and 12.30pm yesterday.

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