Photo: Relics of Pope John Paul II Travel Mexico
A vial of blood of the former Pope, a wax figure to his likeness and several personal objects will be in display in different Mexican cities until December.
After the beatification of Pope John Paul II, Mexico, who is the second nation with the largest number of Catholics in the world, petitioned the Vatican for the opportunity to bring the relics closer to the thousands of Mexicans who loved the former Pope.
The journey started Thursday, when the relics were moved from the mission of the Papal Nuncio in Mexico to the Basilica of Guadalupe. They were received with a Mass, attended by the auxiliary Bishops of Mexico.
A vial of blood of the former pope, a wax figure to his likeness and several personal objects will be in display in Churches and other Catholic buildings as they travel several Mexican cities until December.