Manila Cathedral receives St. John Paul II’s special relic: Vial of his blood

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Cardinal Dziwisz makes Christmas gift to Filipino Catholics.

The cathedral in Manila received a special gift this Christmas: a first-class relic of St. John Paul II — a vial of his blood given by his longtime aide Cardinal Stanislaus Dziwisz, archbishop emeritus of Krakow.

The rare relic was brought by a Poland-based Filipino nun who arrived in Manila on December 11.

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“We hope to find a proper reliquary for it soon so that we could expose it for the veneration of the faithful,” a statement from the cathedral said.

John Paul II celebrated Mass at the Manila Cathedral in February 1981. Two months later he named the cathedral a minor basilica.

“It’s a great honor for the Manila Cathedral, our Mother Church, to be the custodian of this precious relic,” Church officials said.

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The cathedral is currently celebrating the 60th anniversary of its post-war construction.


St. John Paul II’s special relic: Vial of his blood

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