Published: Jul 29, 2011 7:49 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 29, 2011 6:50 PM EDT

DELAND, Fla. (AP) - Officials at St. Peter's Catholic Church in DeLand say someone stole a painting from a sacred room where priests change into their vestments and replaced it with another painting.
Church officials believe the crime happened sometime Wednesday. The painting, called "Divine Mercy," was a gift to church pastor Tom Connery.
In its weekly bulletin, the church is encouraging the thief to return the painting and exchange it for the one they left behind.

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