Atouguia Church

Atouguia Church holds the only Portuguese relic of the late Pope John Paul II, canonized by the Catholic Church in April 2014.The Diocese of Funchal made the request to the Holy See in 2011.
On the altar, a tombstone stands guard over a silver box, in which are three white hairs of John Paul II and a certificate of authenticity from the Vatican.
Due to this, Atouguia Church will become a major attraction on the religious tourism circuit from now on.