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Relics of John Paul II in exhibit for World Youth Day

May 02, 2013

Organizers of the World Youth Day (WYD) have arranged for relics of Blessed John Paul II to be on display during the celebration in Rio de Janeiro in July.

A vial of blood from the late Pontiff will be kept at the WYD site, then moved to the cathedral in Rio, remaining there until October. The WYD organizers are planning to show relics of several saints and candidates for canonization, including St. Therese of Lisieux, Pier Giorgio Frassati, Federico Ozanam, and Brazilian St. Antonio de Santana.


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