The claimed skull of Saint Andrew was returned from Rome to the Greek Orthodox Church in 1964. This is what New York Times recorded.
Pope Paul VI carry the byst with the claimed skull of saint Andrew.
PATRAS, Greece, Sept. 26 1964: A relic venerated as the skull of St. Andrew the Apostle was returned today from the Vatican to Patras in a gesture of goodwill to the Greek Orthodox Church.
It was taken from this southern Greek port to St Peter’s Basilica in Borne 504 years ago. Its return by Pope Paul VI was marked by a striking revival of Byzantine pomp—and of the religious feuds that raged in the Middle Ages
The ceremony was boycotted by Greece’s 84‐year‐old Orthodox Primate, Archbishop Chrysostomos and scholars challenged the authenticity of the relic.
Resting in a golden reliquary shaped into the features of St. Andrew wearing a crown, the relic was…
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