St John Bosco’s stolen brain relics recovered
The brain relic of St. John Bosco which we reported to have been stolen from a Basilica of Saint John Bosco in Castelnuove, near Turin has been found according to the local Prosecutor’s office.
The Italian press reports that the alleged thief is a 42-year old man who has a criminal record and lives in Pirenolo, Turin. The perpetrator was arrested by the Asti Police and had plans of selling the urn containing the relics thinking it was solid gold.
According to Italian press reports, the alleged perpetrator of the crime is a 42-year old man with a criminal record, residing in Pirenolo, Turin. He was arrested by the Asti police. The suspect allegedly planned to sell the reliquary, which he believed to be of solid gold.
St. John Bosco was a 19th Century Italian priest of the Roman Catholic Church who reached out to young people to remedy their lack of education, opportunities and faith. As a Saint, he is celebrated every Jan. 31.
St. John Bosco is venerated for having dedicated his life to helping poor, deprived children. Born in Castelnuovo in 1815, he founded the Salesian religious order. He died in 1888 and was canonized in 1934.