For auction: Severed head of genital disease saint (1)

“Severed head of genital disease saint for sale in Ireland” reads the headline in the Belfast Telegraph – A decapitated head, said to be that of St Vitalis of Assisi, the patron saint of genital diseases, will be sold at an auction in Co. Meath next Sunday. Vitalis, was was quite the hardy buck – and had a wild life, presumably punctuated by regular doses of the clap before he settled down to an ascetic lifestyle (or it just fell off and he couldn’t misbehave any more).
Read more: Read more in the Belly Telly while details of the auction can be found here.

(Thanks to Val Stevenson for the tip-off)

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