JPII Relic Has Been Found!

The relic's been returned!Italian police have found the missing relic which had been stolen from the church of San Pietro della Ienca over the weekend.On January 26, reports from Italy were that a sacred relic which contained the blood of Blessed Pope John Paul II had been stolen from a church in the mountains outside of Rome.Yesterday I reported that the reliquary had been found, along with the crucifix which had been stolen--but that the relic itself--a piece of cloth soaked with … [Read more...]

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Reliquary of Blood, a Relic of Blessed Pope John Paul II, Has Been Stolen

Blood?  Somebody stole his BLOOD?!! Reports from Italy this morning are that thieves broke into the small mountain church of San Pietro della Ienca, near the city of L'Aquila, over the weekend and stole a reliquary containing the blood of Blessed Pope John Paul II.  Only the reliquary and a crucifix were stolen, leaving behind the collection box; and police have conjectured that the thieves may seek a ransom for the blood. The church, which kept the relic in a  niche in the wall encased in a ro … [Read more...]

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How Does the Vatican Know That Those Old Bones Are the Relics of St. Peter?

The Vatican has just announced plans for an unprecedented exhibit:  For the first time ever, to mark the end of the Year of Faith, relics of St. Peter will be put on display for public veneration.The exhibit was announced in L'Osservatore Romano by Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization.  Archbishop Fisichella said that the veneration of the relics at the Vatican is a fitting way to conclude the Year of Faith November 24.  Millions of … [Read more...]

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