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

Relic of JPII

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...]