A vial of Pope John Paul II's blood will be on display in Peoria and Normal next week. The vial is encased in a gold Book of the Gospels and will be displayed at St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria and at the Newman Center on ISU's Campus. Bishop Daniel R. Jenky will celebrate an accompanying Mass in Peoria. The former pope who led the Catholic Church from 1978 until 2005 is set to become a saint this spring. The Peoria diocese is one of only three in the U.S. that's set to host the relic.
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