Catholic Church appeals for the return of a reliquary, containing the blood of Pope John Paul II, that was stolen from a remote church in the Apennines.
A religious reliquary containing the blood of Pope John Paul II that was taken from a remote church in the mountains of central Italy may have been stolen to order, police believe.
The reliquary, a piece of cloth stained with the blood of the late Pope and encased in gold, was taken during a break-in at the Church of St Peter of Ienca, a tiny stone chapel in the Apennine mountains which is dedicated to the Polish pontiff.
Italian Police believe it may have been stolen by thieves who were hoping to sell it on the black market for religious relics, rather than taken by opportunists or vandals.
Relics that are linked to him are likely to become even more esteemed when he is made a saint during a ceremony at the Vatican in April.
The one that was stolen features a fragment of cloth that was purportedly taken from the cassock worn by the Pope when Mehmet Ali Agca, a lone Turkish gunman, shot him in St Peter’s Square during a failed assassination attempt in May 1981.
The thieves sawed through bars on a window to the church, which lies in the shadow of Gran Sasso, the highest mountain in the Apennine range, but otherwise left little trace of their presence.
“They didn’t take any money, even though they would have had all the time they needed to ransack the church,” said Franca Corrieri, the custodian who discovered the theft at the weekend.
Her father, Pasquale Corrieri, who also looks after the church, said he believed the reliquary had been stolen “to order”.
He said he was “dismayed” by the theft of the reliquary, which bears the Latin words “Ex sanguine Beati Joannis Pauli II Papae.”
There has also been speculation in Italy that the object of religious veneration was stolen by a satanic group for use in some kind of ritual.
Giuseppe Petrocchi, the archbishop of the nearby city of L’Aquila, called for the reliquary to be returned as soon as possible and called the theft “deplorable and sacrilegious.”
“I appeal to those who carried out this deplorable act. Give back to the Church in L’Aquila the reliquary of our protector,” the archbishop said.
Source: The Telegraph, UK.
This is really puzzling me.
When the Pope was alive, his blood was not holy. Since the Pope was not a saint.
After he died, his blood turned “holy” and worthy of worship.
Now, when the blood has been stolen, has the blood again become “not holy”?
Of will the thief’s become “holy”, praying to this container?
The truth is that the Vatican has been involved in witch craft. And that the satanic worship of blood of a created being has been exposed.
We have to thank Jesus of the Bible for exposing the man of lawlessness in Rome, and all the wickedness that follows in his footstep. Even after death.
The Vatican is truly a hunted house, and a power center of demons. This devilish religious movement is up for he mother of all surprises, when the Messiah returns.
With a mighty voice he shouted: ‘“Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great!” She has become a dwelling for demons and a haunt for every impure spirit, a haunt for every unclean bird, a haunt for every unclean and detestable animal.
All Roman Catholics: Get out of this synagogue of Satan. Run, run for your life, if you wants to escape the fire of Hell.
Written by Ivar