Police in Ireland are on the hunt for a thief who made off with the heart of a saint over the weekend, causing an uproar among the officials at Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin. Ignoring valuable gold chalices and candlesticks, the burglar went right for the preserved heart of St. Laurence O’Toole, the patron saint of Dublin. A cathedral spokesman said the thief would have needed a metal cutter to access the heart, which was kept in a wooden chamber inside an iron-barred box. O’Toole’s heart had been on display in the cathedral since the 13th century and, despite its lack of monetary value, was one of the most treasured artifacts in the cathedral. Police are reportedly poring over video footage for more clues to identify the thief and figure out how he made off with the heart, since no alarms went off and there were no signs of a break-in.
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