BOSTON — A relic of St. John Paul II will begin a tour of the U.S. in Boston on Saturday, giving the Catholic faithful in several major cities the chance to venerate one of the Church’s newest saints.
Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston said St. John Paul II “meant so much to the people of the Archdiocese of Boston and around the world, enlivening in them the presence of God’s grace and love.”
The relic, a vial of St. John Paul II’s blood, will be displayed for veneration at Boston’s Holy Cross Cathedral June 21 from 3 to 4:30pm and after the 4:30pm anticipated Mass.
On June 22, veneration of the relic will take place after the 11:30am Mass, said by Cardinal O’Malley.
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