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Saturday June 28th 2008, 8:16 am

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Body of holy man arrives ahead of Pope

The body of an inspirational Catholic who died in 1925 has arrived in Sydney for World Youth Day.

The body of Pier Giorgio Frassati, who was beatified in 1990 by Pope John Paul II, has been transported from the Turin Cathedral to Sydney following a farewell mass.

Mr Frassati was only 24 when, after a one-week illness, he died of polio.

He became a role model for young Catholics because of his fervent faith and sunny nature and was noted for his charity.

At his funeral the poor turned out in force, beginning a devotion that has spread around the world.

On Wednesday at 12pm (AEST) his body will be transported to St Benedict’s Church in Chippendale in inner Sydney where it will remain in the church for veneration until July 10.

The following Thursday his body will be moved to St Mary’s Cathedral for a pilgrimage.

The coffin will remain on display in the cathedral until July 22.

The transportation of his remains was organised by Sydney Archbishop George Pell and World Youth Day co-ordinator Bishop Anthony Fisher in conjunction with the Vatican Council for the Causes of Saints.

A possible road to sainthood has been propelled by a vigorous campaign by Mr Frassati’s sister, Luciana, who wrote books about him.

It is the first time the body of Mr Frassati has visited Australia.

Now piss off, along with your corpses and other assorted body parts.

Seriously. This is some sick stuff. Add international trafficking in human body parts to the litany.

I wonder if we’ll get our $86 million worth of tourism publicity out of this ghastly spectacle.


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Comment by AV 06.28.08 @ 9:47 pm

The sequel will be “Weekend at Jesus’s.” 😆

Comment by weez 06.28.08 @ 10:07 pm

Machine Gun came here from a link on 5POs and very glad that I did. Haven’t laughed as much for awhile.

Comment by GWS 06.30.08 @ 1:51 am

Thanks, GWS. If I can’t do anything else about faerie-taleists, at least I can mock them.

Oddly enough though, I can’t mock them in FPO’s comments, something’s broken in the FPO comment system- I post a comment and it returns ‘discarded.’

Comment by weez 06.30.08 @ 4:48 am

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