Police believe that a satanic cult may be responsible for stealing the blood of a dead pope from a religious reliquary
By Staff Writer
ITALY (INTELLIHUB) — A religious reliquary containing blood from the late Pope John Paul II has been stolen from a remote mountain church in Italy, with speculation that a Satanic group could be behind the theft, according to the UK Telegraph.
“It’s possible that there could be Satanic sects behind the theft of the reliquary,” said Giovanni Panunzio, the national coordinator of an anti-occult group called Osservatorio Antiplagio.
“This period of the year is important in the Satanic calendar and culminates in the Satanic ‘new year’ on Feb 1. This sort of sacrilege often take place at this time of the year. We hope that the stolen items are recovered as quickly as possible.”
It was stolen along with a cross from the church, which is near Gran Sasso, a 9,550ft- high mountain in the Apennines east of Rome.
The theft was reported on Saturday by a priest from the sanctuary, which is dedicated to the memory of John Paul II.