Article / The following is an excerpt from askfrfrancis.org. Fr. Francis Ching, CC answers tough questions about the Catholic faith. Question: Why does the Church dig out the dead body before investigation of sainthood? Is it just to find out if they are “incorrupt” or to get their relics (like St. Francis Xavier or St. Catherine of Siena)? Shall the dead be allowed to rest in peace without being disturbed?
Each one of us is called to become a saint in our own unique way. If we want to become a saint, we need to have saints as friends.