Posts Tagged ‘John the Baptist’

What’s in name: Sōane Patita Paini Mafi

Friday, May 15th, 2015

In his first public speech in Tonga, Cardinal Mafi told thousands of listeners that he believed he had become the Catholic church’s youngest cardinal because he was named after John the Baptist. Mafi was responding to a question asked by many Tongans when news about his elevation broke in the kingdom: How did the tiny Read more

Tests confirm ‘John the Baptist’s bones’ could be the real thing

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

New dating evidence supports claims that bones found under a church floor in Bulgaria could be those of John the Baptist — although of course they could equally well belong to his contemporary Fred the Goatherd. Nevertheless, it’s unusual to find holy relics that could possibly be what they claim, and the researchers say they’re Read more