“to verify the condition of the saint’s body and find a way to ensure its preservation.”
Why? If the soul has left, isn’t it a useless shell?
An attack on the blessed memory of St. Padre Pio was attempted not long ago in the press. A so-called journalist insinuated that Padre Pio’s purchase of carbolic acid was evidence of deliberately inducing his stigmata.
The fact that the first step for anyone with stigmatic wounds is supposed to be a attempt to cure them naturally, — and therefore to disinfect them — was not mentioned by the “journalist”.
People should be able to venerate Padre Pio’s relics; he is among the most popular modern saints.
Digging up the dead to worship a corpse ?
You might find this interesting, even if you don’t agree.
With such a paucity of idols
I can understand how the RC magicsterical needs to excume more bodies for more idols.
Veneration—my big toe. a rose is a rose is a rose.
And so is idolatry.
‘Oh, must you always talk of corpse digging?’