Kubica gets dead Pope's blood

2011-02-11 17:41

Warsaw - Polish church leaders are hoping that a drop of blood belonging to the late Pope John Paul II will put fellow-Pole, Formula One star Robert Kubica, on the road to recovery, a senior clergyman said on Friday.

In serious condition after a Sunday horror crash in Italy, Kubica is to receive a reliquary containing a drop of the late pontiff's blood and a strip of fabric from one of his liturgical robes, Poland's Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz told the commercial TVN24 news channel.

"John Paul II was a sportsman himself, he loved sport as a young man," Dziwisz said of the late pontiff, whom the Vatican has put on the fast track to sainthood.

Recovering at the Santa Corona de Pietra hospital near the north-west Italian coastal town of Genoa, Kubica, 26, suffered multiple serious injuries in a crash in a rally in Liguria on Sunday that has put his racing career at risk.

Surgeons battled for seven hours to save the functionality of his right hand and he is due to go under the knife again before also facing surgery on his arm and foot.

Lotus Renault GP driver Kubica was racing a Skoda Fabia in the Ronde di Andora rally in Italy when he lost control at high speed on a bend, crashing into a guard rail and ending up in a church wall.


  • vanwykbj - 2011-02-11 18:23

    What a load of crap. A drop of blood from a man made god who apparently has a direct line to the Big Spirit in the sky. This is proof that man made religion is the biggest cartoon series ever invented.

  • Bill - 2011-02-11 18:25

    You fail to mention that the guard rail skewed right through the car!

  • Johann - 2011-02-11 18:26

    LOL ................. If, however, by some miracle it does work, they should maybe distribute drops of the same blood to all the child molesters in the Service. That should cure them, unless .......................

  • di - 2011-02-11 18:38

    What a load of utter pagan rubbish!

  • AA - 2011-02-11 19:16

    Sorry my friend only faith in the Blood Jesus Christ shed for your sins and reconciliation to God can do something for you!

      Grazy - 2011-02-11 19:48

      Yes, and that is for the soul, not the body that is but a consumable.

      rocklooney - 2011-02-11 23:00

      Oh bollocks man! I was a catholic for 13 years too long. Pisscats and child abusers many of them. There are good and bad people in all faiths and religions. You Christians seem to think you have a monopoly on salvation. What of the truly kind and good person who does not take Jesus Christ as his saviour? The Hindu, the Muslim, the Spiritualist. Does he burn in your hell because of what you say when you stand in judgement of him? When are people like you going to realise that your dogmatic bigotry divides and excludes? Is that what you think Jesus meant? Open your eyes, your heart and your mind and consider the right of others to follow their path without having to listen to commentary from pious, ignorant and narrow minded people like you.

  • william.botha - 2011-02-11 19:35

    This is just so wrong. I bet he sported a great espada at the choirboys.

  • kznsc - 2011-02-11 20:06

    We live in Grace and was saved by the blood of Jesus people. This is so 666 and pagan.

      SaligSondaar - 2011-02-12 07:09

      We live in Johannesburg.

      kznsc - 2011-02-12 09:35

      The choice to believe and to have faith belongs to all of us. Many will be led astray, even the elect. You too can live in Grace as you were saved by the blood of Jesus too, through, the Grace of God.

  • exocist - 2011-02-11 20:19


  • Julius - 2011-02-11 20:55

    Are these people REAL ? Medieval practices still abound in Europe

  • crackmonkey - 2011-02-12 01:16

    It cracks me up, how many people post scathing criticisms of ridiculous Catholic superstitions, only to follow them up with "You can only be saved by accepting JEBUS! JEBUS, I tell you!!!!ones!11!"

  • Donovan Jackson - 2011-02-12 02:06

    Maybe that drop of blood will turn Robert into a raging paedophile.

  • A THEIST - 2011-02-12 07:04

    The church wall would have killed him if it was not for the guard rail !

  • Phronck - 2011-02-12 09:07

    An independant study was done in the USA covering 1950 to 2004, it's called the John Jay report. Of all the priests in the US in the last 50 years only 2% fall into the category of peodophilia, this is not the convinction rate, which would be lower. It is known fact, but not reported by the media, that 68% of all child abuse in the US happens in the home. In other words, your kids are much safer in the arms of a Catholic priest than a mom or dad. It's estimated the education institutions, such as schools, are as high as 6% to 10% rate of child abuse. I find it fascinating the vitriol against the Catholic Church when actually it has the lowest % of child abuse out of any institution, but the liberal media doesn't like the sexual morality of the churh which explains the prejudice with which it attacks the church.

      Mikemcc - 2011-02-12 09:50

      @Phronck, this is, like some of the other comments above, completely irrelevant to this topic. The fact that millions of people believe that any part of a human can have miraculous powers of healing simply because of his political position is beyond ludicrous.

      ffaarg - 2011-02-12 10:31

      I don't deny their is a prejudice against the Catholic church, your assertion i.e. the Catholic church has the lowest % of child abuse is just that an assertion. And the conclusion that children are safer with a Catholic priest than at home cannot be reached from the stats you provided. You would need to know a lot more information before you could reach that conclusion e.g. the % of children in contact with a priest in which the Priest has the opportunity to abuse the child.

      Acs - 2011-02-12 13:20

      Strange how vicious people are? Yet they like to wear the banner of following Christ? That surely is a contradiction in terms. We believe that the Blood of Christ cleanest us from sin. So why this blood of a Pope? Truly strange from the leaders of the following of Christ.

      Zion - 2011-02-13 08:49

      The band waggon has been loaded to capacity. The expression: "The blood of Jesus" or "The blood of Christ" Does not and never did refer to that red stuff flowing through the veins. This is symbolised by the Wine taken at communion as does the bread which symbolises the "Body Of Christ" The idea could be manipulated to offer the real red stuff from some deified person as a proxy. The priest will usually intone "Eat of the body of christ and drink of the Blood of Christ" Going over into a literal action it is disturbing that actual blood is used.

  • goyougoodthing - 2011-02-12 10:04

    He was a great sportsman yes, he liked playing 'Sell the gas to the Nazis'. As if some of this guy's blood will do anything... don't they read their own book about worshiping false idols.

  • Max - 2011-02-12 10:20

    Sounds like witchcraft to me.

  • Bluescreen - 2011-02-12 21:52

    Ah.... the actions of an wannabee omnipotent and loving god. He only allowed the person to aquire serious multiple injuries, as opposed to no-at-all ! As for all those other people who believe in primitive bronze age fairy tales, how would you know if your god disappeared tomorrow ? Everything would remain exactly as it is.

  • tomasz.nx - 2011-04-14 19:46

    You people are trully sad, egoistic and shallow minded, trully feel sorry for all that don't believe in God, as for Pope John Paul II he should be beutified as a Saint without a doubt, he helped more people in his life time than probably any other person in the World. I admit that it might be out of ordinary but to each his own. As for the ones believing in any other Religion , don't degrade cause that is the reason why the World is at War. If you believe in something else than I "Peace be with You ", it is your right as a Human Being to believe in what You want to believe but don't call my Religion Irrelevant or insane because all it does is make you look ignorant

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