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The Morality of Archaeology and Respecting Human Mortal Remains

Tiziana FabiThe body of Padre Pio, who died in 1968 and was canonized in 2002, is displayed Feb. 6, 2016, for veneration in St. Peter’s basilica at the Vatican.

DIFFICULT MORAL QUESTIONS: Does the respect for human bodies, which is not only a Christian duty but a universal one, require us to refrain from examining and displaying human remains?