BULACAN – People have been trooping to the San Juan Apostol Parish Church in Sta. Maria, Bulacan to see the relics of Pope John Paul II, who is set to be canonized on April 27 in Rome.
The tour is dubbed “Tutus Tuus” tour or "Totally Yours," which is the apostolic motto of the Blessed John Paul.
Among the relics to be seen are a strand of his hair, bloodstains, his rosary and skullcap.
Fr. Nicanor Lalog, parish priest of San Juan Apostol, the visits of the faithful here do not only symbolize their devotion, but is in recognition of the Pope’s contributions to the Catholic Church the world over.
“Nakakagaang po ng kalooban. Ito ay bilang pagdakila kay Pope John Paul,” he said.
Also part of the exhibit is a prayer book which the Pope took with him when he visited the country in the 80s.
According to Fr. Aris Sison, who held the same prayer book when he was an altar boy during the Pope’s visit, said Blessed John Paul has a special place in the hearts of Filipinos.
“Siya ang may pinakamalawak na crowd na dumagsa noon,” he recalled. - from a report by Abner Mercado, ABS-CBN News