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Dry bones in the valley cathedral.

From Danish daily, Jyllands-Posten:

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The skeletal remains of 11th-century King Canute IV (Not THE King Canute. C) will continue resting in Odense Cathedral as Catholic authorities have accepted the Lutheran’s refusal to toss them a couple of bones....Its ecclesiastical minister has also sided with the Lutheran explanation that it would conflict with their religious beliefs to hand over bones that would become relics.... Denmark’s Catholic bishop, Czeslaw Kozon, had hoped to be given some of the remains as relics, because the king is considered the Catholic patron saint of Denmark. His church had asked to have two of King Canute’s bones".

A rum business, when one considers that the tendency elsewhere in Europe is to take bits of dead people down from display and allow them a burial. However, it all rather begs the question as to which bones are the most and least sought. I do not suppose His Grace would have been very chuffed if he had been offered some bones from the inner ear rather than a femur or a skull.

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