Birmingham, England, Feb 10, 2020 / 14:30 pm
A first-class relic of St. John Henry Newman was stolen from the Birmingham Oratory sometime in late January, the Oratory announced in its weekly newsletter.
"Sadly, the only piece of bone thought to have been St John Henry's was stolen from its casket in the Newman Shrine. If anyone has seen any suspicious activity, please inform one of the Fathers or Brothers," read a notice in the Oratory's Feb. 2 newsletter.
The though reported at the beginning of the month, the most recent edition of the Oratory's newsletter does not include any further mention of the theft, and the West Midlands Police told CNA that they were "unable to find a report of theft from Birmingham Oratory."
The Birmingham Oratory did not respond to CNA's request for comment.