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Previous Pope's Coffin Had Skull And Bones Insignia
The Orange County Register reports that John Paul II's predecessor, John Paul I's coffin included Skull and Bones symbolism.
"The lead and oak caskets were embossed
with inscriptions giving the
dates of John Paul's life and reign, as well as a cross with a skull
and crossbones at its foot, and John Paul's personal coat of arms, a
shield with mountains and the winged lion of Venice's St. Mark's
Cathedral. The word "humilitas" also was inscribed on the two outer
The late Pope John Paul II's coffin is plain with just his name and dates of brith and death on the front.
However, it is yet to be seen if any insignia is on the other caskets which the original coffin is placed in after public viewing.