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Blood of St. Januarius liquefies

September 21, 2009

“I give you the good news, the blood has liquefied,” said Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe of Naples on September 19, the feast of St. Januarius.

Despite swine flu fears, the archdiocese will continue to permit the faithful to kiss the saint’s reliquary. “Know that every proper hygienic sanitary precaution has been taken,” the cardinal said, referring to the wiping of the reliquary with a disinfected handkerchief after every kiss.

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