19 Jan '11, 3am

Monk caught with nun's skeleton at Greek airport (@stcom) LOLwhut?

ATHENS - A CYPRIOT monk caught at a Greek airport with the skeletal remains of a nun in his baggage on the weekend told authorities he was taking the relics of a saint back to his monastery. The 56-year-old Cypriot was detained at Athens airport on Sunday after security staff discovered a skull wrapped in cloth and skeletal remains in a sheet inside his baggage. 'They maintained it was a woman who was a saint,' a Greek police official who declined to be named told Reuters on Tuesday, adding that the monk told authorities he was transferring her remains to a monastery in Cyprus. The remains were those of a nun who died four years ago. She was not a saint in the Greek or Cypriot Orthodox Churches, but had once been a nun at a Cypriot convent, police said. Revering the skeletal remains of saints is common in the Greek Orthodox tradition. A sect within the church may have vene...

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