Enviro Waste appeal to Universe readers after discovering bone of St Clement
A London waste disposal company has appealed to Universe readers after discovering a relic, believed to be a bone of St Clement.
Enviro Waste has launched an appeal to help find a final resting place for the bone of the saint, who, according to Catholic tradition, reigned as pope from 88AD to 99AD.
St Clement is also considered to be the first Apostolic Father of the Church. The Apostolic Fathers were Christian theologians who are believed to have personally known some of the Twelve Apostles.
Enviro Waste found the bone in a red and gold, wax-sealed case, during a routine collection in central London last year, however, workers didn’t realise what they had until it was appraised several days later.
The company is now calling on members of the public to help find an appropriate final resting place for the bone.
“No-one has reached out to say that they are the owner however we have had over 150 responses as to where the bone should reside, unfortunately due to the nature of our workload and the multiple clearances we do in any one round it is very hard to pin point exactly what property the bone was cleared from,” James Rubin, CEO of Enviro Waste, told The Universe.
“What we do know however is that it was cleared recently from the central London area from more than likely a commercial premises,” he continued.
“I had a few ideas where it should end up, with the British museum being the best idea however since putting the story out we have had more than 100 ideas, we have had a historic churches adviser in Central London recommend that it should be handed back to the Church of San Clemente in Rome.”
To nominate locations as an appropriate final resting place for the bone, or to share any suggestions, contact Enviro Waste via a contact form at: www.envirowaste.co.uk/blog/articles/bone-st-clement-found-central-london/
To find out more about Enviro Waste visit: www.envirowaste.co.uk
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