Sunday, January 05, 2020

50 Years After Death, St. Pio's Body Has Not Decomposed?

This picture and title was linked to this web-page.  The web-page has a plenteous supply of adds and click-bait (beware!). The hosting site "Francis Mary" uses the same picture and title here.

I admit, other than knowing the name, I don't know all that much about Padre Pio. The article though fills in some of the gaps:
"The corpse is held in such high regard due to the fact that before death the monk was able to cure the sick. He also had received visions and suffered stigmata -- bleeding from the hands mimicking the wounds of Christ. Pio could also tell the future and be in two places at once."
While the web-page doesn't document any of this, I was curious if they at least commented on their claim that Padre Pio's body "has not decomposed." Was this non-decomposition before or after the silicone mask "was placed over his face to conceal the decay" as the Washington Post mentioned?  


PeaceByJesus said...

Its overall quite a (dangerous) craft: (with links).

James Swan said...

Interesting, thanks. I followed the first link from that discussion.... ... interesting.

And in breaking news: 20-year-old McDonald's burger still looks brand new, smells like cardboard (

Jesse said...

Hello James,

I once had a person send me an email on John 3:5. They gave me this information:

"Early in church history when the Greek New Testament was being translated into Latin, the Latin word *renatus (“born again”) was incorrectly used to translate the Greek word gennēthē (“born”) in John 3:5, rather than the correct Latin word natus (“born”). The incorrect reading of renatus soon prevailed among the majority of Latin manuscripts, so that it became the standard reading of the Latin Vulgate. A textual basis for the doctrine of baptismal regeneration quickly became ensconced in western Christendom."

I was wondering whether you could verify any of that for me? Is it truthful information?

James Swan said...

Hi Jesse:

I've not heard that one before. From a quick search, it looks like the text you cited is the same as this: