Religious relic taken from San Francisco church replaced by anonymous donor

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Friday, January 20, 2017
A religious relic stolen from St. Dominic's Church in San Francisco was replaced by an anonymous donor. Jan. 19, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Parishioners of the St. Dominic's Church in San Francisco are in high spirits after an anonymous donor replaced a religious relic that was stolen from the church last year.

The relic is believed to contain a sliver of the cross in which Jesus was crucified. It disappeared last August.

On Thursday the church got a replacement cross that reportedly belonged to a priest at The Vatican.

The cross will be displayed at St. Dominic's Church on Bush Street in a new case that is more secure.