Case containing stolen blood of Pope John Paul II found

126
The late Pope John Paul II lay in state the day before his funeral on Thursday, April 7, 2005. Pilgrims and clergy filed through the church to pay their last respects at the Vatican. April 7, 2005. Photo by Fabrizio Costantini
The late Pope John Paul II lay in state the day before his funeral on Thursday, April 7, 2005. Pilgrims and clergy filed through the church to pay their last respects at the Vatican. April 7, 2005. Photo by Fabrizio Costantini

Police have recovered a stolen gold and glass case that once contained the blood of the late Pope John Paul II, only to find the cloth stained with the blood itself was missing.

Pasquale Corriere, head of the association that looks after the small church in the mountains east of Rome from which the reliquary was stolen, said two men had been detained by police in the regional capital, L’Aquila.

The men took the police to the site where they had dumped the reliquary, but the cloth stained with the blood of the Pope, who died in 2005, was no longer inside, he said.

He said police were interrogating the men, who they believed to be drug addicts, and searching their apartment.

A small crucifix stolen along with the reliquary from the church of San Pietro della Ienca last weekend was also recovered.

The blood-soaked cloth was a fragment of the cassock that John Paul was wearing on May 13, 1981, when he was shot in an assassination attempt.

Relics of saints and other holy figures are often displayed in reliquaries to be venerated by the Catholic faithful.

The late pontiff, who is due to be declared a saint on April 27, loved the mountains in the Abruzzo region because they reminded him of those in his native Poland, and he would slip away secretly from the pressures of the Vatican to hike and ski there in the early years of his papacy.

In 2011, John Paul’s former private secretary, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, now archbishop of Krakow in Poland, gave the local community the relic as a token of the love that John Paul had felt for the area.

Reuters

126 COMMENTS

  1. What i do not understood is actually how you
    are not actually much more neatly-liked than you might be right now.
    You’re so intelligent. You recognize therefore significantly with regards to this matter, made me
    personally believe it from so many numerous angles.
    Its like women and men are not interested unless it’s one
    thing to accomplish with Girl gaga! Your individual stuffs outstanding.
    Always care for it up!

  2. Although maximum site owners are familiar with these concepts, but they may lack the expertise to do it
    the correctly. Advertisers all over the place, advertising everything underneath the
    sun. Make certain that the payment gateway you are making use of,
    permits similar languages as the remaining of the web pages
    so that they can match well together.

  3. Something else happened back then that changed the world completely:
    The industrial production of foods. For patients suffering
    from pain, optimum exercise and physical therapy may help to overcome the problem of spasticity and muscle contraction. Wahls
    said her MS improved dramatically, without drugs, after she switched to the
    Paleo diet.

  4. Why people still use to read news papers when in this technological globe all is presented on web?

  5. Most time tracking software has an icon to help remind you it is
    tracking you, so you can click on it as you are working. Business phone systems
    provide a channel for communication to companies with
    customers, partners, employees and vendors. There are many obvious reasons to have an internet business.

  6. In either case chance are the toddler can not swim and trouble follows.
    Scott Cohen, practicing pediatrician and bestselling
    author of the book: “Eat, Sleep, Poop: A Common Sense Guide to Your Baby’s First Year” about what toddlers need tto maximize
    healthy brain development. It’s a decision you should
    be anticipating, but at thee same time, you don’t
    want to move your toddler to a bed if he or she is not
    ready.

  7. Do you love to fix little things around the house, organize, clean and don’t mind
    running errands for people. A regular, well
    thought out newsletter reinforces the impression that your company
    is serious, trustworthy and consistent. Given the
    difficulties present in the current America economy, it has become more critical than ever for small business owners
    to get everything right.

  8. Hello colleagues, how is all, and what you
    would like to say about this piece of writing, in my view its
    truly remarkable in favor of me.

  9. What a stuff of un-ambiguity and preserveness of valuable ҝnow-Һow οn the topic оf unexpected feelings.

  10. Ѕome software also enable tɦe consumers to download YouTube playlist ɑnd conserve
    the videos іn orԁeг to be viewed in thе leisure timе.

  11. A strap-on dildo can supply for a wide variety of sexual activities, including solo or mutual masturbation, as ell aas penetrative oral, anal, or vaginal sex.
    This is safe to use , nor cause any kind of infection although you may reuse it.
    Therefore, men can have long lasting erotic pleasure.

  12. This can Һelp tthe users to νiew those video clips one ɑfter another appearing played ԝithout the
    manual interaction ɑgain аnd ɑgain.

  13. You made some really good points there. I checked on the web for additional information about the issue and found most people will
    go along with your views on this site.

  14. Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you penning this write-up and
    also the rest of the site is extremely good.

  15. Hi, I would like to subscribe for this webpage to
    obtain most recent updates, so where can i
    do it please help.

  16. Hi, this weekend is fastidious designed for me, because this point in time
    i am reading this impressive informative paragraph here at my house.

  17. The Breville BJE510XL is chiefly made of three main pieces that can be
    put together with remarkably little effort. These fruits cannot be juiced in the Jack Lalanne Power Juicer Pro.

    Families probably want to consider a larger juicer.

  18. It’s actually a nice and helpful piece of info.
    I’m happy that you just shared this helpful info with
    us. Please keep us up to date like this. Thank you for sharing.

  19. Definitely imagine that that you stated.
    Your favourite justification appeared to be at the web the easiest factor to have in mind of.

    I say to you, I certainly get irked at the same time
    as people think about concerns that they plainly do not understand about.
    You controlled to hit the nail upon the top and outlined out
    the entire thing without having side effect , other folks can take a signal.
    Will likely be back to get more. Thank you

  20. Financing most of these tax ‘tokens’, either if they’re filed and also
    eligible, or perhaps, in advance of ones filing can also add significant
    net income and monetization to your initiatives in the area of film, televison, along with digital media channels can be the make or break point in your entire financial achievements in any very first production.

  21. This car is the one of a kind.

    accessories for a toyota tundra truck

  22. Remarkable! Its really amazing paragraph, I have got much clear
    idea concerning from this piece of writing.

  23. I’m truly enjoying the design and layout of your site.
    It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more pleasant for me to come here and visit more often. Did you hire out
    a designer to create your theme? Great work!

  24. I savor, cause I discovered exactly what I used to be having a look for.
    You have ended my 4 day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a
    nice day. Bye

  25. I’ll right away grab your rss feed as I can not to find your e-mail subscription hyperlink or e-newsletter service.

    Do you’ve any? Kindly permit me know so that I may subscribe.
    Thanks.

  26. This is my first time pay a quick visit at here and i am in fact pleassant to read everthing at one place.

  27. Piece of writing writing is also a fun, if you
    know then you can write otherwise it is complicated to write.

  28. Everything is very open with a precise description of the
    issues. It was truly informative. Your site
    is extremely helpful. Thanks for sharing!

  29. It’s actually very difficult in this full of activity life to listen news on TV, so I simply use the web for that
    reason, and get the hottest news.

  30. Hello to all, how is all, I think every one is getting more
    from this site, and your views are pleasant in favor
    of new visitors.

  31. If some one wants to be updated with most recent technologies therefore he
    must be visit this web page and be up to date daily.

  32. I appreciate, lead to I discovered just what I was
    having a look for. You have ended my 4 day long hunt!
    God Bless you man. Have a nice day. Bye

  33. When I originally commented I seem to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and
    now each time a comment is added I get 4 emails with the exact same comment.
    Perhaps there is a way you can remove me from that
    service? Thank you!

  34. Howdy! Do you know if they make any plugins to safeguard against hackers?
    I’m kinda paranoid about losing everything I’ve worked hard on. Any recommendations?

  35. Hi, the whole thing is going sound here and ofcourse every one is sharing
    data, that’s truly fine, keep up writing.

  36. Gathering and producing all the documents listed here might help the lender produce a faster
    choice.

LEAVE A REPLY