According to a new study from the University of Uppsala in Sweden, the bones in the reliquary in the Vadstena Abbey Church are not those of St. Bridget of Sweden and her daughter (St. Katherine of Sweden).
In 2002, samples were taken from both craniums, which were believed to have belonged to the Swedish saint and her daughter. Analysis has shown that they most likely belonged to other people.
The oldest cranium dates from the 1200s, and St. Bridget was not born until 1303. The younger cranium is from the period 1470-1670.
(This text was translated from SVT's news feed, 15 February 2010)