RCC uses silicone to impart "incorruptibility" to the beatus' body
The Roman Catholic hierarch told why the body of the future blessed Carlo Akutis looks completely "imperishable".
On October 1, the media published photographs of the body of Carlo Akutis, exhibited in Assisi, whose beatification is scheduled for October 10. Internet users noted that in the photo, the body of a fifteen-year-old boy looks completely "imperishable."
However, the Archbishop of Assisi Domenico Sorrentino admitted that “the normal process of posthumous destruction of the organism also affected the future blessed one,” and although all the organs were in place, there were traces of decay on his face.
According to the archbishop, "the current ideal look of the boy's face, which we see in the photographs from Assisi, is the result of human work and corrections made with silicone."
Earlier, the UOJ wrote that a "patron saint of the Internet" may appear in the RCC.