Excited parishioners filled the pews of St. John Paul II Shrine of Divine Mercy Sunday afternoon, chatting in English and Polish, as they waited for Cardinal Seán O’Malley to present a relic of the late pope.
LOOK: Saint John Paul II's blood relic is being venerated inside the Manila Cathedral by Catholic devotees. The former Pope visited the Philippines twice - first, for the beatification of Saint Lorenzo Ruiz and second, for the 1995 World Youth Day. | via
A closer look at the blood relic of St. Pope John Paul II at the Manila Cathedral. It will be open for veneration this coming weekend. |
LOOK: The Manila Cathedral received today a rare relic of St. John Paul II's blood in a vial from the former Pope's secretary. (Photo from Manila Cathedral FB page) |
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