Saint Veronica was supposed to have wiped the face of Jesus. But she is not mentioned in the Bible.
The Catholic religion includes a payer chain called stations of the cross. That is expected to be a copy of the last walk of Jesus, up the the site of crucifixion. Its included 13 station, where the faithful stops and remembers some episode from the sufferings of Jesus. Interesting enough, the prayer chain does not include a station with celebrates His resurrection. It leaves Him in the grave.
On the sixth station, the Catholics remembers Saint. Veronica. She is a woman that is supposed to have wiped the face of Jesus. Thats why the sixth station is called: «Veronica wipes the face of Jesus».
In the Vatican in Rome there is a statue of this lady, who has been canonized by the Papal Church. There is also a legend that says that the cloth Saint Veronica used, later started to display the watermark of the face of Jesus. The story was later elaborated in the 11th century by adding that Christ gave her a portrait of himself on a cloth, with which she later cured the Emperor Tiberius.
There are also three Churches in the US that has taken the name of Saint Veronica.
St Veronica Parish, Cincinnati, Ohio, St Veronica Catholic Church, Chantilly, Virginia and Saint Veronica Congregation, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Its is possible to raise a lot of questions about the people who the Roman Catholic Church has declared saints. But in the case of Veronica, it is an bizarre case of falsehood. Because the person of Veronica is simply not mentioned in the Bible. She has never existed.
The Catholic Encyclopaedia of 1913 had this to say about the growth of the legend:
«The belief in the existence of authentic images of Christ is connected with the old legend of King Abgar of Edessa and the apocryphal writing known as the “Mors Pilati” (“the Death of Pilate”)».
«To distinguish at Rome the oldest and best known of these images it was called the vera icon (true image), which in the common tongue soon became «Veronica».
«It is thus designated in several medieval texts mentioned by the Bollandists (e.g. an old Missal of Augsburg has a Mass “De S. Veronica seu Vultus Domini”) of (“Saint Veronica, or the Face of the Lord”), and Matthew of Westminster speaks of the imprint of the image of the Savior which is called Veronica».
The only book that talks about Veronica, is the apocryphal Act of Pilate. But this book with this act includes so many not strange and non-Christian statements, that Roman can never use this letter without being seriously tainted. The book with the Act of Pilate is called the Gospel of Nicodemus, It has additional material, and has gone through many revisions and renamings.
Welcome to the chaos of falsehoods called the Church of Rome.