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Police recover rare silver relics stolen from Brazilian cathedral

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Police recovered two rare, 18th-century silver candlesticks stolen by a man claiming to be a Police recovered two rare, 18th-century silver candlesticks stolen by a man claiming to be a &to=http://english.pravda.ru/main/18/90/363/16304_Bible.html' target=_blank>Catholic Church deacon entrusted with their care, authorities said Thursday deacon entrusted with their care, authorities said Thursday.

Acting on an anonymous tip, police on Thursday arrested Anderson Lerris Batista Martins, identified by witnesses as the man who called himself "Deacon Marcos" and took the candlesticks from Rio de Janeiro's Metropolitan Cathedral the day before.

Agents then raided a house in the Campo Grande district, on Rio's remote west side, and recovered the candlesticks and other religious relics, police said.