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According to the shrine’s website, it is a place of pilgrimage with a first-class relic of St. John Paul II’s blood available for veneration.
The site is used for liturgy, cultural events, prayer and religious celebrations. It includes a permanent exhibit that showcases significant events in the life of Pope John Paul II.
Separately, Gregory will participate in a virtual dialogue with the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, June 5, to discuss “Racism in Our Streets and Structures - A Test of Faith, A Crisis for Our Nation.”
To register for the Zoom discussion, go to this site.
Gregory had served as Atlanta’s archbishop from 2005 to mid-2019.