Vatican issues new rules for relics in saint-making process

Vatican issues new rules for relics in saint-making process

Nuns carry on the altar the relics of five new Saints during an open-air canonization ceremony led by Pope Benedict XVI, in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican. The Vatican’s saint-making office has updated its rules for authenticating and conserving relics for would-be saints, issuing detailed new guidelines that govern how body parts and cremated remains are to be obtained, transferred and venerated.

Vatican issues new rules for relics in saint-making process

Nuns carry on the altar the relics of five new Saints during an open-air canonization ceremony led by Pope Benedict XVI, in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican. The Vatican’s saint-making office has updated its rules for authenticating and conserving relics for would-be saints, issuing detailed new guidelines that govern how body parts and cremated remains are to be obtained, transferred and venerated.
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