Stolen heart of Saint Laurence O’Toole to be returned to Dublin cathedral

Posted Apr 26, 2018

[Anglican Communion News Service] A priceless relic of the patron saint of Ireland’s capital city Dublin will be returned to the Anglican Christ Church Cathedral in the city April 26, six years after it was stolen. The heart of St Laurence O’Toole – also known as Lorcán Ua Tuathail – was stolen from the cathedral’s Saint Laud Chapel in March 2012. The heart, in a wooden heart-shaped box sealed within a small iron barred cage, had been in the cathedral for 800 years. It was recovered from Dublin’s Pheonix Park after a recent breakthrough in the police investigation, state broadcaster RTE reports. It was recovered undamaged.

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  1. John Runkle says:

    What a fabulous story! What does one do with 800 year-old heart? Thankfully, it was recovered in good condition, in spite of it all.

  2. Martin Goshgarian says:

    Perhaps, in thanksgiving, it can be translated to the RC Pro-Cathedral, where it can be duly venerated.

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