Italian police have recovered part of a religious relic stained with Polish pope John Paul II`s blood that was thrown away by thieves thinking it worthless, the Italian press reported on Saturday.
Indian postal department will on Sunday release a special stamp to commemorate the 25th anniversary of then Pope, John Paul II`s visit to the country.
John Paul II, the late Pontiff, has been accused of ignoring the abuse of over 2,000 children during his 26-year papacy by blocking a probe into a cardinal who molested the boys for decades, a media report said.
A trumpet in Warsaw sounded a mournful tone at 9:37 pm, marking the minute five years ago when Poland`s revered native son Pope John Paul II died.
Pope John Paul II used to whip himself regularly with a trouser belt that he had kept in his wardrobe.
Day in Pics: 25th December
Showbiz World - December 25, 2014
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