The other day Fishwrap‘s Mickens, channeling his inner Luther, scurrilously dissed Catholics for venerating the relics of saints. HERE Pope Francis had the bodily remains of two great Capuchin confessors, that is saints who were great receivers of confessions, Sts. Padre Pio and Leopold Mandić, brought to Rome so that pilgrims might be inspired by them. Mickens snarked:
“Do the men in the Vatican — including our dear Pope Francis — really think that dressing up dead bodies, even of the holiest of saints, is really going to help people “understand the ways in which God’s great love manifests itself in their daily lives”?
Here is the video of the procession with the relics from CTV. Try to ignore the syrupy music by Frisina.