Pope John Paul II’s first class relic has arrived in Mexico this week to complete a five-month pilgrimage on all 90 Mexican Dioceses, hoping that the powerful intercession of the Polish Pope would help curb violence on Mexico due to war on Drugs. The Relic will tour around Mexico from August 25, to December 15, 2011 stopping by from one Diocese to another. As early as now, Mexicans are excited to welcome the relic in their respective dioceses hoping that a lasting Peace would finally emerge after the Pilgrimage of the Pontiff’s relic. The relic is a first class relic taken from John Paul II’s body when he was still alive and being treated in a hospital. The blood which is in the custody of the Vatican has been lent to Mexico, the first country to receive the Pontiff’s relic, and was placed inside a wax figure of Pope John Paul II, a figure specially made for the event. According to Mexico’s Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, “It is an honor for the primate archdiocese of Mexico to receive this relic, both because of its enormous spiritual significance as well as the great affection that John Paul II always had for our homeland,”. John Paul II was able to visit Mexico for five times, the last of which is when he Canonized Blessed Juan Diego, the Visionary of the apparition of Our lady of Guadalupe.
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