St. Januarius, or San Gennaro in Italian, the patron of Naples, was a bishop of the city in the third century, whose bones and blood are preserved in the cathedral as relics.
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The wonder reportedly happens at least three times a year, including Sept. 19.
The liquefaction is believed to happen at least three times a year, including Dec. 16, but not this year.
This phenomenon is said to happen three times a year: May 1, Sept. 19, which is the saint's feast day, and Dec. 16. The last time this occurred with a pope was in 1848.