NEWS FEATURE: Thieves are looting Czech Republic’s historic churches


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c. 1998 Religion News Service LITOMERICE, Czech Republic _ Two photographs of a church in northern Bohemia tell the familiar story. The first shows a resplendent, gold-leaf Baroque altar watched over by large statues of whirling saints. The second shows what happened after thieves finished ripping out anything they could carry. There was nothing left […]

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