Archbishop decries desecration as vandals steal mummified head from Dublin church’s crypt

Posted Feb 25, 2019

[Anglican Communion News Service] Thieves have stolen the head from an 800-year-old mummified body, known as “The Crusader” from the crypt of a church in the Irish capital Dublin. The vandals responsible also damaged other human remains in the attack on St. Michan’s Church in Church Street, Dublin. The church is a popular tourist destination attracting visitors who come to see the mummified remains in the crypt. The vandalism was discovered shortly before lunchtime Feb. 25 as volunteers were preparing to open the crypt for visitors.

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