The Catholic Church is known for some bizarre practices, but sending a vial of blood from a dead pope on a tour is one of its strangest. Why would Catholics come to venerate the blood of a dead man? It is because the worship of the dead is practiced and commanded in Catholicism. Every Catholic altar must have a relic of a dead saint, which is either blood, skin or bone fragments from their body. Catholicism views such relics as holy objects.

However, this is pagan necromancy, which the Bible strictly forbids. Anyone in the Old Testament who came in contact with a dead person or a grave was considered unclean and could not take part in worship (Numbers 19:16; Leviticus 21:1). According to the Word of God, the consultation of the dead are prohibited in Scripture (Deuteronomy 18:10-12).

I find it disturbing that Catholics deny the efficacy of Christ’s blood which was shed to redeem the church, yet they venerate the blood of a dead pope who embraced a false and fatal gospel. God’s Word clearly teaches that ‘the blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sin’ (1 John 1:7).” Read Mike's interview with the Christian News Network here: