Piece of the True Cross stolen from Church

A fragment from what is believed to be the True Cross of Christ, has been stolen from a church in California.

Dominican Father Michael Hurley, pastor of St. Dominic’s Church in San Francisco told CNA. “We just want it back.”

Catholic tradition holds that St. Helena, the mother of Emperor Constantine, found the Cross during her visits to the Holy Land in the 4th Century.

The fragment housed at St. Dominic’s has been verified by the Vatican as being a splinter from that Cross that St. Helena found.

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