As if this story couldn’t get stranger, the Vatican had to issue a statement stating why the blood was still in liquid form.
The Vatican’s statement, presumably hoping to dispel any thoughts of supernatural explanation, noted that the blood remains in a liquid state, due to the presence of an “anticoagulant” at the time of collection.
- Beatification of Pope John Paul II (theworld.org)
- Vial of Pope John Paul II’s Blood to be Venerated at Beatification (frstephensmuts.wordpress.com)
- Blood taken from John Paul to be used as relic (seattletimes.nwsource.com)