skpic bishop's crozier regina

Police in Regina say the recovered artifact was slightly damaged, but intact. (Courtesy: Regina Police Service)

A precious religious artifact, a bishop's crozier or staff, which was reported stolen in October has been found and returned to St. Paul's Anglican Cathedral, police in Regina say.

The ornately carved staff is 100 years old.

It had been in storage during church renovations and was presumed stolen sometime from late September to mid-October.

Investigating officer found the crozier and returned it to the church, police said Wednesday.

They are still on the case, but added they don't have a lot of information which would lead them to a suspect and a charge.

They added the item was slightly damaged but still intact.