Underneath the backcover of the relic locket there is a seal of red wax. The relic itself is held in place in the locket by threads that cross over it. The threads are fed through the walls
of the locket on opposing sides, and it is sealed with the wax seal which bears the insignia of
 the issuing religious authority and their orders initials. This seal and it's locking procedure,
(threads and seal) should never under any circumstances be broken. It protects the integrity
and validity of the authentication. Even if the papers are lost and the seal is intact it is
difficult but not impossible to have new papers generated in Rome.

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