Thursday, September 27, 2007

Here we go with the Italian journalists...

From Catholic World News:
Rome, Sep. 25, 2007 ( - "Officials of the Rome diocese have scaled back a campaign to distribute relics of the late Pope John Paul II (bio - news), after a spate of media reports forced Church officials to clarify that the relics were not for sale.

Officials promoting the cause for the beatification of the late Polish Pontiff have offered prayer cards, accompanied by a piece of the Pope's cassock, to anyone interested. The prayer cards have been available through the official web site of the beatification cause.

During the past week, several Italian newspapers reported-- inaccurately-- that relics of the late Pope were for sale, and the Rome office was deluged with requests for the prayer cards. But Church officials were alarmed by the stories, and hastened to clarify that the prayer cards were being offered free of charge..." ( Continued here.)

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