In conjunction with the celebration of the first Sunday of the Word of God, scheduled for 26 January 2020, the remains of the body of St. Timothy will be accessible for veneration in St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome.
It is the first time that the urn containing the remains of St. Paul’s disciple, preserved in the cathedral of Termoli (Molise), Italy, will be on view in the Vatican.
A stone tablet, discovered on 11 May 1945 in the crypt of the cathedral of Termoli, attests that the body found there is that of St. Timothy, “beloved son” of the Apostle Paul.
The Sunday of the Word of God, instituted by Pope Francis, coincides in 2020 with the liturgical Memorial of Sts. Timothy and Titus, both disciples of the Apostle of the Gentiles.