Blessed Pope John XXIII was Pope from 1958-1963. He died on June 3, 1963.
The Body of Blessed Pope Pope John XXIII was found to be incorrupt or very well preserved. Whether this was through Natural or Supernatural Causes, I am not sure. I’ve seen conflicting stories online. But, like Mother Angelica, I’m encouraged that fat people can still be saints. Boy oh boy is God good or what!
I’d have a smile on my face too, if I knew God would make my body incorrupt. God seems to be saying, “I think fat people are beautiful.” Boy oh boy, God, You are so nice! You see the soul of your Holy Spirit en-shrined, in a great Cathedral.
“Blessed Pope John XXIII, pray for us!”
The remarkably preserved state of the body of Pope John XXIII, who died in 1963, is no miracle, the Vatican said on Sunday” stated a March 25 Agence France Presse report.
Likewise, the Vatican Information Service (VIS) never used the words “miraculous” or “incorrupt” regarding the body of John XXIII. The VIS headlined its March 27 story with greater caution: “Body of Blessed John XXIII is Remarkably Well Preserved”.
This news followed on the heels of an official report by the Church released in March stating that when the former pope’s coffin was opened in January 2001, officials found the pontiff’s face to be unchanged from at the time of his death.
“It was as if he died yesterday” said Virgilio Cardinal Noe, who witnessed the opening of the Pontiff’s tomb.
Various news sources reported that the body of John XXIII was “incorrupt”.
Some recklessly treated it as a supernatural occurrence.
Agence France Presse, however, reported that the Vatican dismissed any suggestion that the state of preservation was the result of divine intervention. “The body is well preserved which needs no comment or hypotheses concerning supernatural causes,” said Father Ciro Benedettini.
It’s interesting, nonetheless. I wonder how to look this up on the Vatican website. I’ll figure it out, eventually. I thought this was very interesting.
Better get my chores done. Have a great day.