Posted: Nov 5, 2012 8:55 AM by Associated Press
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) - A thief has taken relics from a 230-year-old California mission.
Parishioners at Mission San Buenaventura were told on Sunday that nine first-class saint relics, which are a chip of the bone of a saint, were taken from the locked baptistery on Oct. 12.
The theft wasn't discovered until Saturday.
The Ventura County Star says the 2- to 3-inch relics of St. Bonaventure, St. Catherine Laboure, Junipero Serra, St. Bernard, St. Vincent de Paul and St. Judas Tadeo.
Ventura police examined video surveillance tapes and recognized the thief as a man already in custody on other charges. The man's name and other details are being withheld.
Mission San Buenaventura, founded in 1782, is the ninth mission established by the Spanish in California.
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