Gerry Canavan

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Obscure Catholic Doctrine Friday

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Via Pharyngula: Pope Benedict has a soft spot in his heart for organ donations but his body parts can’t be donated to save lives after he dies, the Vatican says. Of course you understand why:

Vatican officials say that after a pope dies, his body belongs to the entire Church and must be buried intact. Furthermore, if papal organs were donated, they would become relics in other bodies if he were eventually made a saint.

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February 4, 2011 at 12:24 pm

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