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Objects stolen from St Nicholas statue in Bari (3)

(ANSA) - ROME, MAR 22 - Religious objects were stolen overnight from the hands of a statue of St Nicholas in Bari cathedral, patron saint of the Puglia city and so venerated by Russian and Ukrainian Orthodox believers that he has been invoked as a symbol of peace amid the Ukraine war.
    Persons unknown broke into the Basilica at around four in the morning and stole what the saint was holding: a book with three silver balls and a jewel-studded silver cross fro one hand; and from the other a gold ring and several other jewels.
    A reliquary necklace was also taken, as well as the contents of the offering boxes. (ANSA).


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