Agence France-PresseSeptember 11, 2013 09:32
Lost your wallet? Making a far-off journey into the unknown? Looking for a job? The answer, for many Catholics, lies in praying to the plethora of saints.
As millions of Catholics prepare for the canonisation of John Paul II, some may be wondering what role the multitude of saints in Catholicism can still play in the modern age.
But for many Catholics -- who unlike Protestants and Muslims are not considered to have a direct connection to God -- the saints are important intermediaries, said Odon Vallet, a historian specialising in religion.