Vatican tightens rules on relic distribution, veneration

The Vatican this month issued tighter norms governing how relics are obtained, authenticated and venerated by the faithful.It might seem an arcane topic to many Catholics, but the Vatican takes it seriously, especially in an age in which relics can be bought and sold online and are vulnerable to other forms of abuse.The rules were published by the Congregation for Saints’ Causes, the Vatican agency that oversees canonizations, and confirms two trends at the Vatican: greater control over va...  Read More...