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Bloodied shirt, unwashed fork: JPII relics abound

ROME (AP) — Inside a chapel on the edges of Rome, a nun uses a key to open a wooden wall panel, revealing a hidden niche. Behind glass and stitched loosely to supporting backing hangs a relic of holy suffering: the bullet-pocked, bloodstained undershirt that John Paul II was wearing when a gunman shot him in the stomach in St. Peter's Square. The short-sleeved garment bears the initials "JP," sewn in red cotton thread on the label by nuns who did his laundry. Jagged rips run down from as...

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