Saints’ blood and bones inspire Catholic pilgrims in Poland

July 30, 2016 6:39 PM

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KRAKOW, Poland — Relics of saints aren’t rare in Krakow, especially these days.

Embedded in a gray memorial stone, a story below the altar where Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Saturday in a shrine dedicated to St. John Paul II, is a glass bubble filled with blood drawn from the Polish pontiff shortly before his death in 2005.

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