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Relic of Pope Saint John Paul II to be venerated at St. Peter and Paul Basillica

 Pope John Paul II, Sept. 17, 1987 (Dave Tenenbaum/AP Photo)

Pope John Paul II, Sept. 17, 1987 (Dave Tenenbaum/AP Photo)

The blood of Pope Saint John Paul II will be displayed in Philadelphia after services this weekend.

The Knights of Columbus have been entrusted with the relic, the blood of newly canonized Pope Saint John Paul II, according to a statement from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

The blood, still in liquid form, will be on display on Saturday and Sunday at the Basillica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia.

There will be a blessing at the conclusion of each of this weekend’s masses.

 

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