Saturday, March 20, 2004

Relics of the Cross to Tour US

From WorldNetDaily: Relics of crucifixion coming to U.S. cities:

"Venerated relics of Christ's Passion, from pieces of the cross, to replicas of the nails believed to have been used 2000 years ago to crucify Jesus-- will be put on rare public display next month during Easter.

The relics will be shown at the Cathedral in St. Louis on Palm Sunday, April 4, and at the John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington, D.C., from April 4-18.

'As the recent success of films on the final days of Christ's life show, people of faith still feel a deep connection to his death after 2000 years, and we hope that allowing people to see these relics will make that connection even stronger,' said Andrew Walther, vice president of the Apostolate for Holy Relics, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that is organizing the events.

Last year, over 140,000 people reportedly attended nationwide displays, organized by AHR, of a 16th century relic of St. Juan Diego. "