Pope John Paul II Relic

In follow up to our posting of the opening of John Paul II’s tomb in preparation for his beatification on Sunday, May 1, 2011 (read Zenith report: John Paul Tomb Opened)

Outer Coffin Removed from Tomb

The reliquary that will be displayed for the veneration of the faithful, on the occasion of the beatification of Pope John Paul II, is a small ampoule of his blood contained within a precious reliquary that the Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff has prepared expressly for the occasion. It is opportune to explain briefly, but precisely, the origin of this reliquary.

Read more…Pope Blood Relic Displayed
Details: John Paul II Beatification Mass…Details-John Paul II Beatification Mass


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