London, England, May 6, 2018 / 15:01 pm
You know the old saying - one person's trash is another person's 2,000 year-old sacred bone fragment of an early pope.
An environmental waste company in London had a surprise discovery last week when they uncovered a reliquary in the garbage containing a bone of St. Clement, a Church Father and the fourth Pope.
The company, which posted about the discovery on their website April 25, said they could not pinpoint the exact location that the relic had come from, but they do know that it was collected in the garbage somewhere in central London.
"You can imagine our amazement when we realised our clearance teams had found bone belonging to a Pope – it's not something you expect to see, even in our line of work," James Rubin, owner of Enviro Waste, said in a statement on the company's website.