Scientific testing appears to prove that a garment found in Cortona, Italy, belonged to the saint.
St. Francis is one of the most popular Catholic holy men of all time. His community, the Order of the Friars Minor, commonly known as Franciscans, are easily spotted in their hooded robes with rope belts and sandals, and as a mendicant (begging) order, their vow of poverty is hardcore.
As with many of the most venerated saints, there is no shortage of churches that wish to bring their congregations closer to St. Francis by acquiring his holy relics. There are four churches that have preserved tunics which are believed to have been worn by St. Francis, but after a round of scientific testing, conducted in 2007, this number has been reduced to three. However, scientific testing suggests one of these is the real deal.