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Recovering Formula One star Robert Kubica was set to receive a drop of Pope John Paul II's blood to aid his recovery from a horriffic rally wreck, Polish commercial news channel TVN24 reported Friday.
Polish church leaders were also sending a strip of the late pontiff's robes to the injured driver and urged the 26-year-old Pole to keep his faith.
Originally posted by Maxmars
I didn't know they kept the Pope's blood separate from the rest in the first place. Why would they do that? Also, in what manner is its shelf life extended so greatly? Is it just plasma?
And why is it 'reserved' for this guy?
Also, are they expecting a 'miracle' of sorts?
Wow... just wow.
Originally posted by FlyInTheOintment
reply to post by TribeOfManyColours
* sidesteps to the nearest exit *
Have fun with that!
NB - I wish him a speedy recovery, but all I could think of was the bizarre similarities in what's being attempted between the following people. Note - which one would you prefer to receive healing blood from?
Pope John Paul II to be honored by having a vial of his blood ensconced in a Polish church.
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."