Not only Poland and Czech Republic have skull chapels. In Rome itself there is a crypt in a Church with 4.000 skeletons and corpses.
In Rome there is a Catholic Church with skeletons dressed up as monks. 4.000 skulls can be found as decoration at this Chrisitan site.
Roman Catholic have an adoration and veneration of bones, skulls and corpses,
A “skull chapel” in the heart of the Italian capital Rome.
The Capuchin Crypt is a small space comprising several tiny chapels located beneath the church of Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini on the Via Veneto near Piazza Barberini in Rome, Italy.
The Capuchin Crypt contains the skeletal remains of 4,000 bodies believed to be Capuchin friars buried by their order. The Catholic order insists that the display is not meant to be macabre, but a silent reminder of the swift passage of life on Earth.
Described by Frommer’s as:
“one of the most horrifying images in all of Christendom” ,large numbers of the bones are nailed to the walls in intricate patterns. Many are piled high among countless others, while others hang from the ceiling as light fixtures.
When the monks arrived at the church in 1631, they brought 300 cartloads of deceased friars. Fr. Michael of Bergamo oversaw the arrangement of the bones in the burial crypt. The soil in the crypt was brought from Jerusalem, by order of Pope Urban VIII.
This crypt in the heart of Rome is decorated with a painting of “Jesus”, skull, bones and two corpses.
The Roman Catholic priests even hung a skeleton under the roof, to be adored and venerated. If the cross on the altar was removed, it would seem that this room was for satanic worship.
The Vatican faithful make this kind of “art” to decorate a place of worship.
This is the aclaimed “Church” in Rome.
As monks died during the lifetime of the crypt, the longest-buried monk was exhumed to make room for the newly-deceased who was buried without a coffin and the newly-reclaimed bones were added to the decorative motifs Bodies typically spent 30 years decomposing in the soil, before being exhumed.
Catholics, take pleasure in looking at the “art” made of exhumed human bones, and a Pope that brought soil from Jerusalem to “decorate” the floor in the crypt, inside a Church build to honor the pagan Queen of Heaven.
This Vatican approved Church would be a perfect place to make a horror movie.
The full picture of the skeletons dressed up as Monks.
A Roman Catholic Cardinal has published a picture of himself inside this crypt.
Bishop Sean Patrick O’Malley elevated by the Pope to the rank of Cardinal.
Boston Cardinal Sean Patrick O’Malley has published pictures from this site on his blog. The Cardinal tries his best to defend this wicked “art” work as “holiness”.
Take a look at his blog.