“The face was apparently too decomposed to show when the body was exhumed”.
This was recorded by the press, when Italian “saint” Padre Pio was exhumed from the grave.
His face was reconstructed with a lifelike silicone mask of the type used in wax museums because it was apparently too decomposed to show when the body was exhumed.
“He seems like he is sleeping. Even if they had to re-do the face, its better remembering him this way than looking at a slab of cold marble,” said Domenico Masone, deputy mayor of Pietralcina, the town where Padre Pio was born.
Source: The Times of Malta
To take corpses out of the grave, is not R.I.P.
So this kind of a sign on Roman Catholic grave yard’s makes no sense, regardless of what you think about the whereabouts of the departed souls.
But the flesh goes back to dust.
Padre Pio’s face was also about to return to dust, when the Catholic priests came and removed his corpse.
To have to look on a decomposed “holy face” would be scary for the Children. So the clergy found some “make up” in the city, and made the skeleton look like the “bride of Christ”.
Strangely enough the Pope came to see the corpse, to kneel down and pray in front of if.
This must be an excellent example of the dead, not only burying the dead: They bring the dead back into the Church, and starts to worship their hidden decomposed faces.
Written by Ivar