John Paul II's relics coming to PH

Posted at 03/20/14 2:41 PM

MANILA – The relics of Pope John Paul II will arrive in the Philippines for a two-month tour, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said.

A report by CBCP News said John Paul II's relics will be brought to various parts of the country as part of the "Totus Tuus Tour."

Totus Tuus means "totally yours," the late pope's apostolic motto.

The exhibit is organized by the Office for the Cause for Canonization of Blessed Ivan Merz in the Philippines, on the occasion of the late pope's canonization on April 27.

The relics will be displayed at the following locations:

Radio Veritas Chapel in Quezon City - April 1

Blessed John Paul II Parish in Eastwood, Quezon City - April 26 to May 8;

St. Joseph Parish in Upper Bicutan, Taguig City - May 9 to 12;

Holy Cross Parish in Matingain, Lemery, Batangas - May 13 to 16;

Holy Family Parish in Kamias, Quezon City - May 17 to 18;

Immaculate Conception Parish at the GSIS village in Project 8 - May 24 to 25, Quezon City;

Sta. Maria de la Cabeza Mission Station in Brgy. Mangoso, Sigma, Capiz - May 26 to 30

St. Paul of the Cross Parish in Conception Dos, Marikina City on May 31 to June 1

Event chairman Bro. Dave dela Cruz said about 50 replicas will be on display, including the late Polish pope's zucchetto (skull cap), purificator, bishop's chasuble, and a priest’s stole used that he used during the beatification of Lorenzo Ruiz in Manila in 1981.

Pope John Paul II visited the Philippines twice, in 1981 and 1995.