Quebec City, Canada, Oct 25, 2019 / 13:30 pm
The Cathedral Basilica of Notre Dame de Quebec in Quebec City is working to replace relics of Canadian saints that were stolen after a break-in last month.
Monsignor Denis Bélanger told CNA that on the night of Sept. 11, someone broke into the cathedral by breaking a window.
The money had already been collected for the day from the church's donation boxes, so the still-unknown person stole a large reliquary containing relics of Canadian saints as well as some items from the church's gift shop.
"A guard was making his rounds and then he saw that something was forcing the door, so he tried to intervene, (but) that the person fled," Bélanger said. The cathedral filed a complaint about the incident with the police, Bélanger said, but they have yet been unable to locate the reliquary or identify the suspect.