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Relics

Where is the true Holy Lance, which pierced the side of Christ?

The search for the holy relic is like something out of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark.' In the ed, though, It is a question that must be answered by faith.

“Santa’s finger bone” among list of relics given to English monastery

A translation of a medieval  document reveals that William the Conqueror made the abbey a gift of a relic of St. Nicholas.

A relic from Jesus’ manger has returned to Bethlehem

The sacred relic is back in its place of origin just in time for Advent.

Holy relics of Jesus’ crib to be returned to Bethlehem

The wooden fragments have been in Rome since they were whisked away after the Muslim conquest of the Holy Land.

The Iron Crown of Lombardy: The third-class relic that crowned 47 Holy Roman Emperors

This venerated relic is thought to contain one of the nails of the True Cross.

This is the actual tunic worn by St. Francis of Assisi

Scientific testing appears to prove that a garment found in Cortona, Italy, belonged to the saint.

Crown of Thorns makes second appearance since Notre Dame fire

The Crown and other relics saved from Notre Dame are being housed in the Louvre.

New data questions finding that Shroud of Turin was medieval hoax

Specialists hope to re-test the artifact which some believe to be an authentic relic of Christ's crucifixion.

Traveling exhibit shares 150 ancient relics of Catholic saints

 Relics from the Crown of Thorns and the True Cross are also on display and evoke reactions ranging from astonishment to sheer awe. 

Tracking the journey of the Holy Sponge that gave Christ his last sip of wine

Along with the True Cross and the Crown of Thorns, the Holy Sponge is a relic known as an "Instrument of the Passion."