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A cassock worn by Pope John Paul II is being cut up into 100,000 pieces and given away to people (some of whom make a donation) who use them to augment their prayers:

The relics on offer are known as ex indumentis, meaning cloth that the late Pope touched. The Vicariate said it had been overwhelmed by requests for the relics, and donations to the beatification website had increased to 1,200 a day from 300 a day when it was launched four months after John Paul’s death. Thousands continue to file every day past the late Pope’s tomb in the crypt of St Peter’s Basilica.

The Vatican is apparently nervous about the undertaking for fear it will encourage a resurgence in the veneration of holy relics.
Would you want a fragment?

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