Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Crooks grab crook: Bishop's staff lost as thieves take holy Territory

From Australia-

An engraved pastoral staff with sentimental and historical value is among the missing items after a Ballarat’s bishop’s car was stolen.

A chaplain drove Anglican Bishop Garry Weatherill to the airport on Friday and then returned to Ballarat, parking the white Ford Territory diesel in a residential street in Ballarat East.

On Saturday morning the only sign of the car was the smashed glass on the road.

Anglican Diocese of Ballarat registrar Peter Jarvis said police had been notified and were investigating,

‘‘A lot of the stuff inside was the bishop’s clerical attire, his robes and what he wears on special occasions, Mr Jarvis said.

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