Stolen relics returned – with apology.

STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. (KSDK) – Relics stolen from a Ste. Genevieve church have been returned.

Angie Shelton, Community Relations Specialist for the Archdisocese of St. Louis, says a parishioner called Father Dennis Schmidt to the back of Ste. Genevieve Catholic Church during an early morning mass and pointed out a clear plastic bag containing the nine missing relics.

Shelton says there was a note with the items addressed to the priest and people of Ste. Genevieve saying they felt remorse for taking the items and asked for forgiveness.