Stolen cloth stained with the blood of Pope John Paul is discovered in garage belonging to drug addicts
- Blood-soaked cloth stolen from chapel in Abruzzo mountains on Saturday
- It has now been found in home of two men arrested by police
- Case and cloth have now been pieced together again, bishop says
- Pope John Paul II is due to be officially declared a saint in April
- A selection of artifacts associated with John Paul II is touring Europe
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
PUBLISHED: 09:48 EST, 31 January 2014 | UPDATED: 09:48 EST, 31 January 2014
The piece of cloth stained with the blood of the late Pope John Paul has today been recovered in the basement of two of the men detained for stealing the reliquary last week.
Police believe that the men accused of stealing the cloth, both in their early twenties, are drug addicts, a press conference in L’Aquila, east of Rome, was told today.
The piece of blood-soaked cloth worn by the Pope when he was shot in a failed assassination attempt in 1981 was stolen on Saturday from a medieval sanctuary in the Abruzzo mountains.
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Reverend (Pere) Lamy: “…Out in the orchard it was given to me to see Our Lord on the cross. I saw Him while some boys were stealing my pears. I was actually running after them with a rake, saying: ‘I will show you.’ Then, suddenly, there He was.” “It was in the month of September during the holidays, on a Sunday …I cannot remember the year. I was at the Guild. I had the key and went into the property. I was keeping a watch on the fruit because I used to give it to the children. There was quite a band of thieves there. I lay down in the grass to hide because the grass was very high. As they came near I got up, seized a rake, and ran after them as fast as I could, brandishing the rake and shouting: ‘ You rascals, you wait!’ I raised the rake though I did not intend to injure them. When I reached the wall by the road, there was Our Lord on the cross-about where you are now. The boys were overcome with amazement and so was I. Our Lord did not want me to strike the boys, and so He appeared. I heard them saying: ‘Jesus, Jesus is there with the Cure.’ No doubt, some of them saw Him, but they kept running all the same. I had had wire-netting put up, and those boys got out above and below the wire-netting, scratching out the earth with their hands like dogs or rabbits.” “Our Lord was almost torn asunder. The arms were straight out, at right angles to the body. He had on His Head what looked like a bush of thorns, like a basket upside down. It was a hood of thorns. What an outrage I He had one foot nailed upon the other, I think, but it was His Face I was looking it. To make the crown they must have put several branches together and twisted them, and then hammered them in with cudgel blows. It was a mass of sharp points. He wore grey linen round His loins, knotted at the back, not at the side.” “I could almost have touched His Feet, by lifting my hand. It was an apparition willed by Our Lord and not the scene of Calvary. On Calvary the cross was very high, and it was set in the earth and choked with stones. But in the apparition no hole was marked in the ground. The cross appeared near the outer corner of the orchard, facing me, with its back to the street. The boys were running away from me very fast, but after the apparition they ran faster.” -Click here for more mystical visions from Rev.(Pere) Lamy ————— – See more at: http://www.mysticsofthechurch.com/#sthash.qX1SaXTY.dpuf
(Rome) An exorcist is at the forefront in the fight against the devil. One of them is Father Francesco Bamonte. He is an exorcist of the diocese of the Pope. “A typical behavior of the devil during the exorcism is to often talk about destruction and annihilation. All that is beautiful, good, healthy, pure, harmonious is mocked and threatened with extinction and destruction,” says the exorcist. Particularly striking was the hatred of the devil against the sacrament of marriage, family ties and affection. “He reacts very violently when one blesses the marriage of two married people or if they are invited to renew their wedding vows,” says Father Bamonte.
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Final Update: Fr. Lombardi confirms the news
[This post has been updated several times. Until there is something on the Holy See website, updates will be made to this post, so check back.]
On January 15, 2014, the Croatian language portal, Bitno.net, reported, in what it calls, “an exclusive,” that the Vatican commission on Medjugorje will end it’s work this Friday and send it’s findings on to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF). The report says it will then quickly go to the desk of Pope Francis where a decision will be set.
The rest of the report goes through some background and history.
While I hope this is all true, we have been fooled by rumor many times before. But, this is not a little precise when it says it is happening this Friday. In any event, I’ll believe it when I see official communication from the Holy See.
On January 14, Cardinal Vinko Puljić, the metropolitan of Bosnia and Herzegovina, said the commission is still working, but likely soon to share it’s findings with the CDF. The site, “24 Sata” (24 Hours) also reports, in it’s headline, that the archbishop of Vrhbosna has grown tired of working on this commission. A touched up, crude google translation is as follows: