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In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
April 13, 2005
By NIKO PRICE
CITY (AP) - Thousands of mourners filed past the grave of Pope John
Paul II after the Vatican reopened its grottoes for public viewing
Wednesday, many carrying rosaries and medals they hoped would be
blessed by the spirit of a man they already consider a saint.
Pilgrims knelt in prayer,
some with tears streaming down their faces. Many handed rosaries or
religious medals to an usher behind the red rope, who briefly laid the
trinkets on the marble tomb before returning them to their owners.
maybe for a little miracle. I'm
praying to him that my husband gets his eyesight back,'' said
Myrna Palmer, 67