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The heart of Padre Pio is coming to Boston. Yes, really.

Sep 9, 2016

By Mary Farrow

The Capuchin keepers of the relics of the late mystic Padre Pio are sending the saint’s heart to Boston for... Read more

Relic of the True Cross. Courtesy of St. Dominic's Parish.

Fragment of Christ's Cross stolen from California church

Aug 23, 2016

By Adelaide Mena

A fragment from what is believed to be the True Cross of Christ, stolen from its home beneath a picture.... Read more

Relics at St. Anthony's Chapel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Aug. 7, 2015.

Sale of saint relics on eBay sparks Catholic outcry

Aug 12, 2016

By Mary Farrow

Ryan Scheel was shopping for a rosary on eBay when one listing caught him off guard.  Read more

Saints, martyrs and the cross – Archbishop Gomez on true freedom

Jul 5, 2016

As church leaders rallied U.S. Catholics to defend their faith against an increasingly antagonistic society and government, the relics of... Read more

St. Kateri reliquary. Photo courtesy of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Conservation Center.

Catholics crowdsource in hopes of rescuing alleged St. Kateri relic

Jan 30, 2016

By Adelaide Mena

Catholic faithful are banding together to help rescue a possible relic of St. Kateri Tekawitha in a strange – and... Read more

Maximilian Kolbe, 1939.

Want to see the relics of St. Maximilian Kolbe? They're in the US right now

Jan 21, 2016

The major relics of Maximilian Kolbe, who was canonized by St. John Paul II, began an 8-month tour Jan. 15-17... Read more

Pope John Paul II.

Mexico Cathedral to receive John Paul II relic

Feb 4, 2014

The Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Mexico City will open its Holy Door on Feb. 9 to receive a first-class... Read more

Pope John Paul II Visits United Nations.

Police recover stolen JPII relic, bishop forgives thieves

Jan 31, 2014

An Italian bishop has voiced forgiveness for those responsible for stealing a relic of the blood of Blessed Pope John... Read more

Blessed John Paul II.

Relic of John Paul II's blood stolen from Italian church

Jan 28, 2014

A reliquary containing drops of the blood of Blessed Pope John Paul II has been stolen from a church in... Read more

Pope Francis venerates the relics of St. Peter on November 24, 2013.

Pope concludes Year of Faith preaching 'centrality of Christ'

Nov 24, 2013

In his homily at Sunday Mass on the Feast of Christ the King, Pope Francis emphasized Jesus’ crucial place in... Read more

Statue of Saint Peter outside of Saint Peters Basilica.

Year of Faith to be marked by exposition of St. Peter relics

Nov 8, 2013

By Elise Harris

A Vatican official announced that in anticipation of the close of the Year of Faith, the relics of the first... Read more

Reliquary of Pope John Paul II.

Indian archdiocese receives relic of Pope John Paul II

Sep 16, 2013

A reliquary containing a cloth with a drop of blood from Blessed Pope John Paul II will be displayed for... Read more

Bishop Peter Comensoli and the relic of St. Francis Xavier's arm.

Relic of St. Francis Xavier arrives in Australia

Sep 18, 2012

A relic of 16th century Jesuit missionary, St. Francis Xavier, has arrived in Australia ahead of a 3-month tour of... Read more


Police recover stolen relic of Blessed John Paul II

Aug 30, 2012

Police quickly recovered a vile of Blessed John Paul II's blood, which was stolen on Aug. 28 in the city... Read more

The relic of the Heart of St John Mary Vianney visits St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Wythenshawe.

Thousands visit St. John Vianney's heart in England

Jul 6, 2012

An estimated 6,000 pilgrims have braved heavy rain to venerate the relic of St. John Vianney’s heart since its arrival... Read more

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury.

St. John Vianney relic headed to England for first time

Jun 5, 2012

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury is asking Catholics to make a pilgrimage to venerate the heart of Saint John Vianney... Read more