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Relic of Christ's Crucifixion Cross Stolen From San Francisco Church

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By    |   Monday, 22 Aug 2016 06:02 PM

A piece of what some believe to be the cross that was used in the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ was stolen from a church in San Francisco last week.

According to ABC News, someone broke into St. Dominic's Catholic Church last Thursday and stole the relic that was behind protective glass. Now there is a sign on the glass that asks whoever took the sacred piece of wood to return it.

"The True Cross is a relic that goes back 2,000 years to the very cross of Christ himself," Father Michael Hurley said, reports ABC. "For it to be stolen in this kind of very deliberate way is certainly both upsetting and very saddening."

Pieces believed to be part of the cross on which Christ died are spread throughout the world at various churches. One such church is Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, located in Rome, which has a piece of a nail, two thorns from the crown of thorns, and three pieces of the cross.

A large section of the cross is housed at St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City.

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