Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Papal Tombs and Monuments (1800-2005) Part V

Pope Pius IX

Pope Pius IX died on 7 February 1878 in Rome. He was buried on 13 February in the Patriarchal Vatican Basilica. His mortal remains were transferred on 13 July 1881 to the basilica of San Lorenzo fuori le Mura, Rome. He was beatified on 3 September 2000 by Pope John Paul II.
The image above shows the original tomb in San Lorenzo. The images below show how the tomb looks today, having being opened up following Pius IX's beatification in 2000.


Anonymous said...

Blessed Pius IX. Pray for pope Benedict XVI. May he be a good and faithful pope. Pray for the church, may she be purified from the merchants who have invaded and take over her.

FJM Madden said...

No mindless drivel please. This is a site for learning, not for conspiracy-seekers!