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By Ken Jeremiah

A point out of mummification instantly brings to brain the traditional Egyptians—but the Roman Catholic Church has lengthy used the perform to maintain remarkable contributors of its religion. In Italy by myself, greater than three hundred preserved our bodies look on reveal in church buildings and cathedrals—the mummified is still of saints, clergymen, martyrs, and different high-ranking Roman Catholic officials.
This learn explores the background of Roman Catholic mummification, which maintains to at the present time within the use of latest nation Egyptian mummification tactics on popes. It explores a number of forms of mummies, the connections among the Catholic Church and Egyptian non secular practices, the therapy of the lifeless by means of different faiths, and the veritable cult that has arisen in Italy surrounding the saints whose our bodies are preserved.
by means of analyzing this strange perform from either medical and cultural views, the booklet sheds mild on a comparatively unstudied point of the Roman Catholic faith.

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