Pope Francis Credited With Performing ‘Miracle’ As St. Gennaro’s Blood Liquifies
Posted by doctore0 on March 25, 2015
Pope Francis holds a relic believed to contain the blood of St. Gennaro. He’s credited with a ‘half-miracle’ after the blood ‘half-liquified’ in his presence. (Andrew Medichini/AP)
Pope Francis is being credited with a miracle — or at least a “half miracle” — after St. Gennaro’s blood liquified in his presence in Naples on Saturday.
The saint’s blood is usually dry inside of its sealed glass ampoule. However, after the pope kissed the relic, it began to turn to liquid.
“It is the sign that St. Gennaro loves Pope Francis: half of the blood turned to liquid,” Cardinal Crescenzo Sepe, archbishop of Naples, told the cheering crowd, according to Vatican Insider.
“If only half of it liquefied that means we still have work to do; we have to do better,” the pontiff replied. “We have only half of the saint’s love.”
The website reports that the blood continued to liquefy until the entire contents of the ampoule had turned to liquid, causing some in the crowd to weep.