Comments on: Pope John Paul’s coffin to be exhumed for faithful Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 By: minutemanII Sun, 20 Feb 2011 13:18:54 +0000 Desecration of human remains, in my opinion. The faithful don’t need to see the actual coffin holding the remains…it’s rather macabre to dig up anyone’s coffin, Pope or not. It’s far better to leave his bones undisturbed and I question the purpose and the necessity to remove him to a new resting place because he’s beatified. And, you can bet his coffin will be opened secretly by the Vatican to determine whether or not his body shows signs of natural decomposition or not. If not, they can then claim a miracle to support their quest to officially declare the Pope a Saint. Modern day gravediggers are having a field day in their quest to prove or disprove one thing or another by digging up ancient graves, and it should be against the law to exhume remains for religious purposes or otherwise.