Traditionally, the bodily remains of saints are venerated as relics. But Jesus Christ ascended into heaven, which means no bodily remains… er, remain. Except for one.Being a Jewish male, Jesus would have been circumcised. And what happened to the… er, remains? Enter the Holy Prepuce, the dodgiest medieval relic. Charlemagne gave one to a pope. It was looted when Rome was sacked. Crusaders brought another one back from the First Crusade. At times, a dozen different churches claimed to have it.
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