This Oct. 9, 2018 photo shows the devotees of Saint Padre Pio who visited the Manila Cathedral for the public veneration of the saint's heart relic. Toledo IV
WATCH: Padre Pio’s heart relic now at Manila Cathedral
Rosette Adel ( - October 10, 2018 - 11:13am

MANILA, Philippines — After a brief overnight public veneration at the University of Santo Tomas, the “incorrupt” heart relic of Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina has arrived at the Manila Cathedral for a two-day devotees’ adoration.

Padre Pio’s relic arrived at the Manila Cathedral on Tuesday morning.

A mass was held before it was transferred to the left side of the iconic church, Christ of the King Chapel for the two-day veneration.

Manila Cathedral will be open for 24 hours from October 9 to October 11 morning before it will be brought to the Cebu Cathedral.

As of 1 p.m., the Manila Police District said an estimated 5,000 crowd already went to Manila Cathedral for the adoration of the well-loved saint.

The relic will be in the country until October 26, Friday. It would be send off with a motorcade.

LIST: Schedule of veneration of Padre Pio relic

Padre Pio was a Capuchin priest who bore the stigmata of Jesus Christ. Several miracles were attributed to the saint after he died on Sept. 23, 1968.

He became a saint in 2002.

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