Pope John Paul II’s coffin was exhumed 29th of April, ahead of his beatification.
At the end of April, tens of thousands of people began arriving in Rome for one of the biggest events in the Catholic church since his funeral in 2005.
The coffin was removed from the crypts below St Peter’s Basilica while top Vatican officials and some of the late pope’s closest aides looked on and prayed.
Those present at the ceremony included Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, his personal secretary and right-hand man for decades, and the Polish nuns who ran the papal household for 27 years.
The wooden coffin will be placed in front of the main altar of St Peter’s Basilica. After Sunday’s beatification mass it will remain in that spot and the basilica will remain open until all the expected one million visitors who want to view it have done so.
Source: The Daily mail, UK
The title above was not mine. I borrowed it from The Daily mail. The picture was perfect, in regards to educational purposes. Just put it into a Biblical context.
It will not come as a surprise, that I claim that Roman Catholic cardinals are grave looters. They simply do not let their Bishops and Noble men rest in peace.
Its rather bizarre, that anyone who have read the Bible, can claim this kind of manifestation by religious people, have anything to do with Christianity. The Roman Catholic religion is surely unique. Not even the Egyptians removed their dead from the tombs, but was taught that a curse would be placed on a man who did such a wicked thing.
That the Papists needed to use a crane to lift late Pope John Paul II up from the tomb of silence, is surely not the right understanding of the power of the resurrection.
Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”
To lift the dead up from the dead, is not Biblical. Jesus the Messiah said bluntly: God is not God of the dead, but God of the living.
‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’ ? He is not the God of the dead but of the living.”
Why did the priest and the workers pray, when the Pope was removed from his place of rest?
Maybe, they prayed that the wire would be able to hold the weight of the coffin. If the coffin had fallen down, the bones of the late pope could have been dislocated. That would have been embarrassing. No longer an incorruptible body, but rather a boney mess.
Written by Ivar