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Pope's blood to be built into altar

January 23, 2011 | Comment icon 35 comments



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Pope John Paul II to be honored by having a vial of his blood ensconced in a Polish church.
[!gad]Beatification, the process of pronouncing a deceased person worthy of Catholic divine recognition, is one of the final steps to possible sainthood. Former pope John Paul II will be beatified before a vial of his blood is encased in crystal and installed into an altar in Poland. The blood is a six-year-old remnant of tests done on the late pope shortly before his death. It was saved by Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, friend and secretary of John Paul II, who recently made the suggestion to treat the vital fluid as a holy relic. Opposition to the rite is not scarce; Reverend Krzysztof Madel, a Polish priest, has stated that "The tradition of relics comes from medieval practices of teaching the Bible through images and symbols...but in today's rationalized world the message should rather come through teaching about someone's life."
The church in the Lagiewniki district is part of a centre that will be devoted to the memory and the teachings of the late pope - who was born Karol Wojtyla in Wadowice, southern Poland, and spent decades in Krakow.


Source: Sydney Morning Herald | Comments (35)


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Comment icon #26 Posted by Paranoid Android 12 years ago
Well, corrupt Satanism can be viewed as a blood religion. Any religion that worships a vial of blood sounds like superstitious barbarians to me. As for what I know about Satanism, I have studied it since 07 & from what I understand, the law ios "do what thou will, but harm none." I believe Christianity serves no purpose but to enslave the human mind & lead all the sheep to the slaughter house. With PURE Satanism, not the stuff depicted in movies, they don't worship anyone, there is no blood letting or sacrifice & we all consider ourselves god of our reality, not some invisible old ... [More]
Comment icon #27 Posted by Paranoid Android 12 years ago
The Vatican even has a vast library in the basement containing books that they either don't want people to see or they have historical value. But mostly they are books they don't want us to see. These books include prophecies by Nostradamus, holy books such as parts of the original Bible & old copies & translations, various religious books for other cultures, drawings of ancient technology & even paintings & blueprints by Leonardo Da Vinci. That is to name a few... This is really interesting. By chance, do you have any evidence pointing to such a collection?
Comment icon #28 Posted by SolarPlexus 12 years ago
It was in the news . Vatican announced that it opened a part of their library to the public
Comment icon #29 Posted by Ms. Anita Cigarette. 12 years ago
This is really interesting. By chance, do you have any evidence pointing to such a collection? As Solar Plexus said, it's been all over the news recently & if you are a fan of the Da Vinci Code, you can get an ear-full of that in the movie. Also, if you have the time, Google some links. I know, you're thinking "why don't you provide us the links?" Well, honestly, I don't have the time right now & I also hate fiddling with these buttons & dials on the site. LOL! As a response to my link of Satanism to Catholicism, I am refering to the symbology, the colors used & the way they wo... [More]
Comment icon #30 Posted by SolarPlexus 12 years ago
if Christianity has helped you become a better person or changed your life, then more power to you. Yeah i believe that there is a "core of truth" in many religions, its just that its buried beneath the misconceptions
Comment icon #31 Posted by joeycastaneda56 12 years ago
Hi Joey, Can you explain exactly how this is a "heresy"? Sure, it's not exactly a "biblical practice", but as yet I have not seen the RCC claim that it is biblical, or necessary for Christian believers. .... (Still Waters) said the vial of blood would be encased in a Crystal and built into the (Altar) of the Church in the city of the Southern City of Krakow that is opening in May. If the vial of blood is placed into an (Altar) in their Church. Then the people will be bowing down at this (Alter) and they will be praying to the blood of a dead pope and not to the (Blood of Jesus Christ). The Hol... [More]
Comment icon #32 Posted by joeycastaneda56 12 years ago
I agree, calling heresy is a pretty judgmental & personal-belief based statement. Catholics have been "saving" and venerating blood, bones, clothing and other relics for a very, very, very long time. I'm not sure why anyone is even surprised? ... The Word of God say to expose false doctrine. So I would not call that judgmental. Joey
Comment icon #33 Posted by Paranoid Android 12 years ago
As Solar Plexus said, it's been all over the news recently & if you are a fan of the Da Vinci Code, you can get an ear-full of that in the movie.Ah, the Da Vinci Code. I enjoyed the book, but I couldn't really get into it because of the historical inaccuracies (at least the movie tried to smooth some of that over). Is that your source for hidden documents? As far as I am aware, there are no secret archives. Most of the documents are on display in some form or other and are available for public viewing. Some of the archives are only available to scholars for research. None of them are "secr... [More]
Comment icon #34 Posted by Paranoid Android 12 years ago
.... (Still Waters) said the vial of blood would be encased in a Crystal and built into the (Altar) of the Church in the city of the Southern City of Krakow that is opening in May. If the vial of blood is placed into an (Altar) in their Church. Then the people will be bowing down at this (Alter) and they will be praying to the blood of a dead pope and not to the (Blood of Jesus Christ). The Holy Bible says the the Blood of Jesus Christ saves us not the blood of a dead pope. Joey (PS) It is nice to hear from you (Paranoid Android) it has been a while. Thanks for the clarification. Though it sou... [More]
Comment icon #35 Posted by Ms. Anita Cigarette. 12 years ago
What you describe resembles no form of Satanism that I am aware of. Your last response on Satanism cleared it up in discussing "pure Satanism" - that definition you gave is the Satanism I am most familiar with, though I have never heard it called "pure Satanism", it was always just "Satanism" - but you then turn around here and start discussing the way that Satanists worship which directly contrasts your earlier reference to Satanism. You can understand how this is confusing, yes? There are 2 forms of Satanism. One is corrupt & the other is spiritual, what I consider pure. The corrupt form... [More]


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