The question that seems to be on everyone's mind is what's going on with the Pope. Why isn't his body showing signs of decomposition?
He's been dead for almost a week now, and most bodies at this stage would be putrefying. But not the Pope. Has he been embalmed? The Vatican says no
. But the experts seem to think that some kind of embalming, if only partial, must have occurred. Could it be that his body is being kept chilled
? If so, the cooling apparatus is pretty well concealed. Or is his body 'incorruptible', meaning that it will never decompose as is said to be the case with the bodies of saints? I'm going to go with the experts and speculate that some kind of embalming must have been done, despite what the Vatican says.
And while I'm on the subject of the Pope, if you feel like you have what it takes to be the next Pope, why not apply for the job
. Only Roman Catholics need apply, so I'm out of luck.