Monday, January 7, 2008

Church Wants to Display 40 Years Dead Corpse

BBC NEWS | Europe | Plan to dig up Padre Pio attacked

The Catholic authorities in Italy want to exhume the by-now pretty dessicated corpse of famous bleeder Padre Pio, a Franciscan priest who is credited with miraculous cures and stigmata.

Church authorities say they want to display the body for veneration by the faithful for several months from April.

But Pio's relatives have threatened to take their local bishop to court if the corpse is removed from the church crypt in San Giovanni Rotondo in south Italy.

Even if the Church gets its way, I wonder who'd possibly be interested in looking at a corpse that old?

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