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'Totus Tuus' Tour of Blessed John Paul II relics set.

The sacred relics of soon to be canonized Blessed Pope John Paul II will arrive in the country next month for a two-month public display as a prelude to his canonization with Blessed John XXIII by Pope Francis on April 27.

Organized by the Office for the Cause for Canonization of Blessed Ivan Merz in the Philippines, the exhibit is part of the "Totus Tuus Tour," which is Latin for "Totally Yours," John Paul II's apostolic motto.

In an article posted in the CBCP website, Bro. Dave dela Cruz, the event's chairman said, there will be two sets of relics, many of which come from Poland and Rome. "From his bloodstain and hair strands, to his papal zucchetto and part of his cassock, these important relics will be displayed and will be available for veneration by the faithful. There will also be about 50 replicas including John Paul II's skullcap, bishop's chasuble, as well as a priest's stole that he used during the beatification of Lorenzo Ruiz in Manila in 1981," Dela Cruz said.

The relics will be on display at the following sites and dates: Radio Veritas Chapel in Quezon City on April 1; Blessed John Paul II Parish in Eastwood, Quezon City on April 26 to May 18; St. Joseph Parish in Upper Bicutan, Taguig City on May 9 to 12; Holy Cross Parish in Matingain, Lemery, Batangas on May 13 to 16; Holy Family Parish in Kamias, Quezon City on May 17 to 18; Immaculate Conception Parish at the GSIS Village in Project 8 on May 24 to 25, Quezon City; Sta. Maria de la Cabeza Mission Station in Barangay Mangoso, Sigma, Capiz on May 26 to 30, and at the St. Paul of the Cross Parish in Conception Dos, Marikina City on May 31 to June 1.

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Title Annotation:Faith
Publication:Manila Bulletin
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Date:Mar 19, 2014
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