Relics of 13th century hero stolen in Russia
St. Petersburg, Aug 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Relics of 13 Russian saints, including those of 13th century national hero Prince Alexander Nevsky, have been stolen from a church in St. Petersburg.
An employee of St. Catherine the Martyr Church on Vasilyevsky Island reported the theft to police.
The perpetrators Monday night entered the church through a window on the first floor and went to the office of the rector where they stole relics of 13 saints, including those of St. Alexander Nevsky, a source said.
They also stole a communion cup of white metal with the image of saints and five baptismal crosses of yellow and white metal.
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