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Pope Francis venerates what are believed to be the relics of St Peter (Photo: CNS)

After the Mass Pope Francis handed out copies of his first apostolic exhortation

Pope Francis prays in Clementine Chapel, the place closest to the tomb of Peter (Photo: CNS)

The relics will be venerated to mark the end of the Year of Faith

Relics of St Anthony are venerated at a parish in Chicago earlier this year (Photo: CNS)

A reliquary containing some of the saint’s skin will tour Britain and Ireland in the autumn

The wax figure of St John Bosco, pictured in St Chad's Cathedral in Birmingham, contains relics from the saint's arm (Photo: Peter Jennings)

Schoolchildren who came to venerate relics in Birmingham are told that smiling makes a difference

The wax figure of Don Bosco contains the saint’s relics and is carried in a glass casket

The tour, which starts in Glasgow, fulfils the saint’s wish to visit Britain

The relic is carried into St Anthony's, Wythenshawe (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Bishop Davies says: ‘Without priests we would not have the Lord’

Bishop Bagnard, left, and Bishop Davies with the relic at Manchester Airport (Photo: Diocese of Salford)

Relic arrived at Manchester Airport earlier today

Benedict XVI walks past a picture of St John Vianney at his weekly general audience (CNS photo)

Bishop Mark Davies explains why he asked for the relic of the heart of the Curé d’Ars to visit England

A Knights of Columbus honour guard processes with a reliquary containing the incorrupt heart of St John Vianney (Photo: CNS)

Surely priests (and seminarians) from other dioceses should be spending time with their patron saint? Not to mention the rest of us

A Knights of Columbus honour guard processes with a reliquary containing the incorrupt heart of St John Vianney (Photo: CNS)

The heart of the patron saint of priests, St John Vianney, will be venerated in the Diocese of Shrewsbury next summer