Posts Tagged ‘Naples’

Protests erupt in Naples over saint’s treasures

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Protests erupted in the city of Naples in an attempt to prevent the Catholic Church from gaining control over the jewels of its patron saint, San Gennaro or Saint Januarius. “We’re protecting a centuries-old institution, we will not stand for interference from either the church or the government,” said Paolo Jorio, director of the San Read more

St Januarius’s blood liquefies in presence of Pope Francis

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

The blood of St Januarius liquefied in the presence of a pope for the first time since 1848 on Saturday. The blood of the patron saint of Naples, which is normally solid, partially liquefied after Pope Francis kissed the relic during his day trip to the southern Italian city. Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe of Naples showed Read more

St Januarius’s blood liquefies in Naples again

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

The blood of St Januarius liquefied on September 19, his feast day, in the repetition of a familiar miracle in Naples in Italy. The saint and martyr is the patron of Naples. A vial of his blood, preserved by the faithful since the 4th century, regularly turns into liquid form on his feast day. Cardinal Read more