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Crux Vaticana is restored to former glory

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Here’s a nice story to end the week. From the New York Times:

A treasure of the Vatican’s collection of religious art, a sixth-century reliquary containing what are revered as fragments of the cross on which Christ was crucified, has been restored. The Vatican unveiled the restored Crux Vaticana, left, a 16-inch-high, jewel-encrusted golden cross containing what tradition holds are shards of the cross. Churches in various countries have what are said to be fragments of Christ’s cross, but the Crux Vaticana is considered the oldest reliquary of the cross.

Photo: The front of the restored Crux Vaticana (AP Photo/Ku.Ra Comunicazione)

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Written by Luke Coppen

November 20, 2009 at 5:30 pm

Posted in culture, Vatican

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