Andria, Italy, Mar 25, 2016 / 17:38 pm America/Denver (CNA).
A single thorn held to have been taken from Christ's crown of thorns that traditionally 'bleeds' each time that Good Friday falls on March 25, has done so again this year.
Bishop Raffaele Calabro, Bishop Emeritus of Andria in Italy's Apulia region, confirmed today that the thorn has bled.
“The miracle has started, the wonder is underway,” Bishop Calabro stated.
The thorn has been kept in a reliquary in Andria's cathedral since 1308.
A commission who observed the miracle confirmed the formation of three spherical formations or “gems” on the thorn and that “on the base of the thorn is the residue of the preceding miracle of 2005, renewing.”