The Skull of Lucia at the church of Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio, in the city of Naples in Italy. In 1969, the Church became a museum.

The skull of Lucia is supposed to be the remains of a “holy virgin” who died during the plague.

This church was built in 1616 by noblemen who founded the Congrega di Purgatorio ad Arco, an organization to help the poor.

At the gate there are two bronze skulls and crossbones, inside are paintings of the Madonna of the Souls in Purgatory, winged skulls, and scenes depicting the deaths of saints. In the hypogeum, or underground crypt, there are graves and wooden boxes containing human remains. This is where the Congrega di Purgatorio ad Arco buried the poor and said prayers for the souls in Purgatory.

According to the Catholic Church, Purgatory is a place for cleansing of souls who have not been completely freed of sin.   Though the living can get immediate forgiveness for their sins, complete redemption happens over time. If someone dies before that process is complete then the soul needs to be purified in Purgatory so that they are holy enough to enter Heaven. But the living can expedite the time needed for purification with masses and prayers for these souls caught in limbo.

Here are some more photos:

Lucia was one of the skulls, who the Roman Catholics have beautified.
Not all the skulls next to Lucia has been honored like “holy Catholic virgins”.
The Catholics believe their “Queen of Heaven”, presented as “Catholic Mary” will clease these skulls from their sins.
Many Roman Catholics like to equalize them selves with the remains of the dead. Like this skull at the entrence of the Museum.
‘Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of the bones of the dead and everything unclean.
The Roman Catholics in Naples used these skulls as object of worship.

In Europe, the Catholic idea of Purgatory evolved into an unofficial cult of the dead that had a particularly strong following in Naples. These worshippers believed if the living said masses and prayers on behalf of the souls in Purgatory, the benevolent dead were endowed with some of the power of the saints and could intervene on their behalf when they reached heaven.

At the crypt in Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco there is a skull nicknamed Lucia or the “Virgin Bride.” Lucia has become sort of a patron saint of brides, and her patrons have set her skull on a white cushion and adorned it with a tiara and a veil.

The Neapolitan cult of the dead became so intense that the Archbishop of Naples banned it in 1969. This did not prevent the cult continuing until 1980 when damage from an earthquake led to the closure of the church and its underground cemetery. Both were reopened in 1992, and a museum was added to the complex.

Source: Strange

My comment:

The cult of the Pope has thousands of “Holy madonnas”, whom they claim are virgins. They are connected to the Queen of Heaven, a pagan sinless goddess.  After the introduction of Catholicism in 320 A.D, the madonnas were presented as spiritual children of “Catholic Mary”, the claimed mother of Jesus.

The Queen of Heaven is a part of the Roman Catholic doctrine of purgatory. The idea that no one can be cleansed by the blood of the Messiah in this life, but have to go through a classing fire after their souls has departed.  The madonna “Maria” of Naples, overlook the classing proses in Purgatory.  She is the co-matrix to her son, who rescues these skull’s, whaterver remains of these departed souls.

It is good that the Vatican banned this Italian cult in 1969. But we can wonder why this kind of morbid religiosity, was accepted as a part of the Catholic family in all previous years.

Nevertheless, the unbiblical doctrine of purgatory has not been scraped. The Pope can not scrap doctrines launched by previous infallible Popes. If so, the seat of the papacy has become fallible, and everything will be permissible. For the Vatican all previous lawlessness, defile any Cardinal who is elevated to the chair of the Bishop of Rome. All its sins and blasphemies, has become not revocable by the ungodly doctrine of papal infallibility. Truly an damnable doctrine of anti-Christianity.
Repent or perish.

Written by Ivar