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Blood of John Paul II preserved for veneration

Catholic World News - April 26, 2011

A vial of blood from Pope John Paul II will be on display at the Vatican for pilgrims' veneration during the coming weekend, as the late Pontiff is beatified.

The blood was drawn from the late Pontiff shortly before his death in 2005. Having been treated with anticoagulants, it remains in liquid form.

Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, the former private secretary to John Paul II, received a vial of blood from Pope's doctors. Now classified as a relic, the vial will eventually be placed on the altar of a chapel dedicated to John Paul II in Krakow.

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