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Why is St Thomas Becket's elbow returning to the UK?

May 23rd, 2016

Episode 977 of 1349 episodes

The President of Hungary is in the UK this week and he brings with him a rather unusual gift: part of St Thomas Becket's elbow. The relic was taken to Hungary more than 800 years ago shortly after the then archbishop was murdered in Canterbury Cathedral. Hungarian Ambassador Peter Szabadhegy and Cardinal Vincent Nichols, head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, discuss the relic. (Image: Reliquary. Credit: Embassy of Hungary.)

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