Skip to comments.Pope John Paul II's blood stolen from church in Italy
Posted on 01/27/2014 10:23:00 AM PST by Gamecock
Full Title: Pope John Paul II's blood stolen from church in Italy
Custodian describes night-time theft, from San Pietro della Ienca church in Abruzzo mountains, as more like a kidnapping __________________________________________________________________________
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Polish-born John Paul, who reigned for 27 years, is due to be made a saint of the Roman Catholic church in May, meaning the relic will become more noteworthy and valuable.
In 2011, John Paul's former private secretary, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, gave the local Abruzzo community some of the late pontiff's blood as a token of the love he had felt for the mountainous area.
I am really hoping that Pope Francis will bring an end to this practice of retaining bodily relics.
Few practices do more to convince my fellow Christians that I belong to some sort of weird, creepy cult.
do you think it is just plain wrong?
Wonder what an ounce of pope blood is worth on the Black Market these days?
I hope they didn’t get his collection of toe nail clippings.
Theft of Relics has been going on a very long time, with the height during the Middle Ages. There is a great book on it called Furta sacra by Patrick J. Geary.
Nope, looks like I'm too late. I'm always late it seems,when it comes to the whole point being lost in Catholic circles.
I wonder if this is on eBay’s Banned Items list?
The blood now circulating Mexico is from a supply extracted from the fatally ill John Paul in his final days, meant to be used for later transfusions. Upon his death, some of that blood was encased in four capsules. Two capsules remained in the Rome hospital where the pope died, another was stored at the Vatican and a fourth sent to his home diocese in Krakow, Poland. Mexico's prelates had specially requested the Vatican to borrow the blood in order to bolster the faith in the face of ongoing violence, said Manuel Corral, the priest who escorted the relic to Mexico.Related threads:
-- from the Houston Chronicle article Vial of Pope John Paul II's blood tours Mexico
it is very strange and unchristian, IMO
Don’t hold your breath. And besides, who cares what the heretics think anyway? That’s like trying to appease or be ‘bipartisan’ with democrats, not gonna happen because all they want is your destruction.
2 Kings 13:21
Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)
21 And some that were burying a man, saw the rovers, and cast the body into the sepulchre of Eliseus. And when it had touched the bones of Eliseus, the man came to life, and stood upon his feet.
Looks like that “weird, creepy stuff” works and it’s been going on for a long time.
Billy Bob did it for Bradjelina first.
Shouldn’t the additional group of Catholicism bashers be arriving any moment now? It’s as predictable as buzzards circling road kill.
Funny that it's a Catholic referring to JPII's blood as "road kill".
In Before The Whole Point Is Lost
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What is the point that you refer to?
I think it is Satanic.
Look for this on Ebay.
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