The local Church dressed up dead Pope Celestine V to please Pope Benedict. The pontiff came to pay the skull and bones of Celestine a visit.
A lot of work had to be done before Pope Benedict came to St. Maria of Collemaggio Church in L’Aquila in central Italy, on 28th of April 2009.
A new pallium, a full set of vestment had been offered by Benedict. The local Church officials literally had to dress up the skeleton with new garments. The dead Pope even got red shoes, which matched one of the pairs used by Benedict.
In 2013, Pope Celestine also got a new face. By making new 3 diminutional images of his skull, the Roman Catholic doctors were able to reconstruct his face. An old wax mask was removed, and a new death mask in silver was representing the Pope’s head. Interestingly the old mask had the appearance of Cardinal Carlo Confalonieri, (March 27, 1941 to 22 February 1950).
Her are some picrtures, provided by bloggers:
The local Roman Catholics were not happy with the reconstruction work. The skeleton of the Pope Celestine was not reassembled. The bones could be adored from their location under the wax-figure.
The Local archbishop was questioned by an Italian magazine why the skeleton had not been restored to its original shape.
This is what the magazine reported:
” The bones of Celestine V are seen discreetly but deliberately to make it clear that the skeleton is urn plexiglass for reasons of conservation and the dummy is only the skull inside the mask . Moreover, even before it was so with the difference that before the bones were in a wooden box open and hidden by the hangings , something very unseemly for storage. Never the bones had been reassembled in the dummy. It is not clear why it would be better to hide some say all the bones”
This story do not need any further comment. The photographs can speak on its own.
To the Roman Catholics who just read this article. What is the meaning of R.I.P, written on the graves?
Why is it impossible for you to leave the dead alone?
Jesus the Messiah is God of the living. Not the dead. What did He mean when he said: ‘Let the dead go and bury their own dead?”
Written by Ivar