He’s not There
Just Ashes and Dust will meet them
And no good will be done
If they can push stuff through why won’t a camera work?
It shouldn’t be opened, but if it is, there should be independent (non-Catholic) observers there too.
The basilica is called “outside the walls” because it was outside the ancient city of Rome, constructed between 271 and 275 AD by emperors Aurellius and Probus. The walls enclosed the seven hills, plus the fields of Mars: Paul was killed outside the walls to dishonor him.
Emperor Constantine constructed a church there, on the site of an earlier, 1st-century memorial. Some archeologists were skeptical of this; you can still see words like “allegedly” and “according to legend,” despite Benedictine assertions they found the insciption, “Paolo, Apostolo, Mart[yri]” when the basilica was rebuilt in the 1820s. In 2006, excavating beneath the basilica was found the sarcophagus.
This is the body of the St. Paul.
Well, I hope they leave his remains alone. The whole “relic” thing strikes me as ghoulish.
How about a plumber’s snake with a camera attached?
Sounds like we need an Indiana Jones movie about this! Unless Harrison Ford is too busy, searching to Obama’s lost Birth Certificate! LOL.
With all of today's technology, it is not possible to move the altar without demolishing it?