Pope John Paul II’s blood recovered after being stolen from Italy church

ROME – Police on Friday recovered the piece of cloth stained with the blood of the late Pope John Paul, a day after they found the stolen gold and glass case which once contained the relic.

They told a news conference in L’Aquila, east of Rome, that they found the fragment in the garage of two men who were detained for having stolen the reliquary last week.

Bishop Giovanni D’Ercole told the same news conference he had pieced together the reliquary and the cloth after police found them in bits on successive days.
The recovered piece of fabric was missing just a few filaments of cloth and gold thread, he said.

“I think John Paul has forgiven them. I think we have to do the same,” D’Ercole said of the men, believed by police to be drug addicts.

The reliquary and a crucifix were stolen from the isolated mountain church of San Pietro della Ienca last weekend.

LINK: cbsnews.com/news/pope-john-paul-iis-blood-recovered-after-being-stolen-from-italy-church/

Wonderful news! :thumbsup:

Thank you for posting this.


You’re very welcome. :)I can’t tell you how happy I was to hear that the relic was recovered. Praise God Almighty!

God bless

Thanks be to God!

Drug addicts? They may very well have stolen the relic thinking to make money for their habit. God-willing they are given custodial sentences or are ordered into residential rehab. It will help Blessed Pope John Paul II’s intercession for them if they are in an environment where they can kick their habits.

Yours in Jesus and Mary,

Thats great news :slight_smile:

I think they need to have better security at that church.

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