Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Relics of St. John Bosco will travel to five continents

By Sarah Delaney; Catholic News Service


VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Celebrations for the bicentennial of the birth of St. John Bosco, the founder of the Salesian order and champion of underprivileged children, are underway with a five-continent "pilgrimage" of his relics.

The crystal and aluminum urn containing a likeness of the saint and his right arm bone has been displayed in several Italian cities. On June 4, top Vatican officials honored the saint when the urn was brought to the St. Callixtus catacombs on the Appian Way in Rome.

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