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Offline mike

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The Archdiocese of Zadar, Croatia, has handed over a relic of St. Simeon to the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, in an ecumenical gesture that the Orthodox Archbishop Theofylactus said should be “inscripted in the history of the Church in Jerusalem with golden letters.”

The mummified body of St. Simeon—who held the infant Jesus in the Temple—was taken from Jerusalem to Constantinople in the 13th century, and was apparently destined for Venice when a storm on the Adriatic Sea forced the ship off course toward what is now Croatia. The saint’s remains have been venerated in Zadar since that time.

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Let's hope that no-one refuses to venerate the relic on the grounds that it was held for so long by the Roman Catholics. ::)