Pope Francis Turns Vial of Blood Into LiquidAccording to reports coming from around the world Pope Francis has been credited with performing a miracle in Naples on Saturday by the Archbishop of Naples, Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe.  During a visit to Naples Cathedral, the pontiff venerated a vial of blood belonging to the Neapolitan patron St. Gennaro, who was once the bishop of Naples until he was martyred in 305, and it began to liquify. The dry blood turned to liquid after the pontiff prayed the “Our Father” over it and kissed the relic, prompting the Archbishop of Naples, Crescenzio Sepe, to declare the rare phenomenon a miracle. “The blood has half liquified, which shows that Saint Januarius loves our pope and Naples,” said Sepe whilst showing the sealed glass ampoule to congregants. The pontiff then joked about his failure to secure the full love of St. Gennaro, known in English as St Januarius. “The bishop just announced that the blood half liquefied. We can see the saint only half loves us. We must all spread the Word, so that he loves us more!” the pontiff said. The blood of St. Gennaro, who was beheaded during the persecution of Christians under the Roman Emperor Diocletian in 305, last liquefied in the presence of Pope Pius IX in 1848. Back in the day it was common for Christians to collect the blood of their martyrs and store it with the corpse of the deceased. FULL REPORT