St. John Cantius Parish in Philadelphia received a first-class relic of St. John Paul II at a March 16 vigil Mass. The relic was presented by Archbishop Mieczyslaw Mokrzynski, who served as Pope John Paul II’s personal secretary from 1996 to 2005, and currently presides over the Archdiocese of Lviv, Ukraine. The parish, located in the Bridesburg section of the city, features a vibrant Polish-speaking community. Read complete coverage here. (Photos by Gina Christian)
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