The Heart of a 12th century Saint missing from Dublin cathedral

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DUBLIN - According to the Associated Press, officials at Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland say the theft of the precious relic, the preserved heart of St. Laurence O'Toole, has left them perplexed.

Displayed in the cathedral since the 13th century, the heart was secured by a wooden heart-shaped box, locked in an iron cage on the wall of the chapel.

The BBC reports the thief would have needed metal cutters to pry open the iron bars. A church spokeswoman told the BBC that the relic was specifically targeted by the thief, adding that items of value such as gold chalices and candlesticks were bypassed.

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