Relics of Christ
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Relics of Christ

Relics of Christ displayed in the Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, Rome, Italy. Left: The bone of an index finger, said to be the finger of St. Thomas that he placed in the wounds of the Risen Christ. Middle: A single reliquary containing small pieces of: the Scourging Pillar (to which Christ was tied as he was beaten); the Holy Sepulchre (Christ's tomb); and the crib of Jesus. Right: Two thorns from the Crown of Thorns. It is said that the plant from which these came cannot be identified.