|Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 8):|
I much rather remember people when they were alive than when they are a corpse - I seriously am baffled why people feel the need to see a corpse.
|Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 9):|
It frequently brings closure to people. Rather than seeing them in a state of pain and suffering, as we did with the pope for years, you see their body in a state of peace and serenity. It's also one last chance to see their physical self. The pope's last public apperance was waving from a window, not easy to say goodbye when that's the last time you see him then he's put in closed casket and buried.
|Quoting 22right (Reply 3):|
I am just trying to understand the cultural (or other) reasons behind burying the dead so long after death.
|Quoting B4real (Reply 7):|
St. Peter's has a peculiar smell as it is.
|Quoting TheGov (Reply 13):|
Just from looking at the various pictures, it was pretty clear to me that he was not embalmed. Oddly, we were discussing this very topic in the office today.
|Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 18):|
Have you heard about the request that came from Poland asking for JPII's heart to be buried in his home country since his body will remain in Vatican?
|Quoting Gdabski (Reply 21):|
Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 18):
Have you heard about the request that came from Poland asking for JPII's heart to be buried in his home country since his body will remain in Vatican
|Quoting BA380 (Reply 20):|
John XXIII is in a glass coffin in the Vatican. Looks pretty pale and waxy
|Quoting SFOMEX (Reply 16):|
Actually, they are going to cover his face during the funeral Mass this Friday