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New sanctuary of Blessed John Paul II was established on September 29th, 2013 in Linden, New Jersey. Church of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus became the Sanctuary which was officially announced by the Archbishop of Newark John Myers.
For many years Church of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus in Liden has been a place of worship and prayers through the intercession of Bl. Pope John Paul II. In the temple there are many relics of Pope which were offered during visits to the parish by Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, such as: blood and hair of the Pope, skullcap, Můžete (papal cape), and the Rosary. During the ceremony of announcing of the sanctuary Archbishop John Myers gave a special gift from the archdiocese. Sanctuary received a chasuble, in which the Pope John Paul II celebrated Holy Mass during his pilgrimage to the United States in 1995.
Archbishop Myers during the ceremony in Linden said: "Pope John Paul II had a big impact on the life of our Archdiocese of Newark. During His pilgrimage to the United States He visited the Cathedral in Newark and raised it to the rank of Minor Basilica. I personally, like many of the faithful, have a special devotion to the blessed John Paul II. I believe that He was a shepherd and a man for our time and certainly will be known in future as John Paul the Great. Poles living in New Jersey are an important part of our Archdiocese. I am very grateful for the opportunity to ministry in the Archdiocese, also among the Poles. Pope John Paul appointed me bishop and archbishop, and it gives me another reason to be grateful to him. Establishment of the new sanctuary of blessed John Paul II is our tribute for the pontificate of the Pope, and I hope that it will be the place for rediscovery the teachings of the Holy Father, which He left us during his 27 years of pontificate. "