MUMBAI, India — A reliquary containing a cloth with a drop of blood from Blessed Pope John Paul II has arrived in India to be displayed and venerated at a Marian basilica in the Archdiocese of Bombay.
Archbishop Salvatore Pennacchio, the apostolic nuncio to India, presented the relic to Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Bombay at Mount Mary’s Basilica at Bandra.
Archbishop Pennacchio was in the archdiocese on an official two-day visit.
“The nuncio’s visit marks an important faith factor to reconfirm the growth of faith and mission activity of evangelization,” said Father Antony Charanghat, spokesman for the Archdiocese of Bombay.
He told CNA that receiving the relic during the current...READ MORE