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Pope John Paul's blood to be altar relic

A vial containing blood drawn from Pope John Paul II shortly before he died will be installed as a relic in a Polish church after his beatification later this year.

The vial will be encased in crystal and built into the altar of a church in the southern city of Krakow that is opening in May, said Piotr Sionko, the spokesman for the John Paul II Centre.

The exact date of the opening is not yet known, but it should be shortly after John Paul's beatification at the Vatican on May 1.

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