April 30 - Walpurgisnacht (Satanism)
Satanists recognize the night of April 30 as a Satanic holiday called Walpurgisnacht. Originally a pagan holiday transformed into a Catholic saint's day, the day has sometimes been associated in folklore and witch literature as having sinister and Satanic connotations. As such, modern Satanists have adopted it as their own. Walpurgisnacht is also the night the Church of Satan was established in 1966- on that date April 30, 1966 considered as the start of the modern satanic era- added note: 45 years ago, and from today, 66 years since the year Ledochowski's 30 Years Religious War ended, 1945.
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Pope John Paul body exhumed ahead of beatification
By Philip Pullella and Catherine Hornby, Reuters April 29, 2011
VATICAN CITY - Pope John Paul's coffin was exhumed on Friday ahead of his beatification as tens of thousands of people began arriving in Rome for one of the biggest events since his funeral in 2005.
The Vatican said the coffin was removed from the crypts below St Peter's Basilica while top Vatican officials and some of the late pope's closest aides looked on and prayed.
Those present at the ceremony included Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, his personal secretary and right-hand man for decades, and the Polish nuns who ran the papal household for 27 years.
The wooden coffin will be placed in front of the main altar of St Peter's Basilica. After Sunday's beatification mass, it will remain in that spot and the basilica will remain open until all visitors who want to view it have done so.
It will then be moved to a new crypt under an altar in a side chapel near Michelangelo's statue of the Pieta. The marble slab that covered his first burial place will be sent to Poland.
The pope is being beatified on the day the Church celebrates the movable Feast of Divine Mercy, which this year happens to fall on May 1, the most important feast in the communist world.
The coincidence is ironic, given that many believe the pope played a key role in the fall of communism in Eastern Europe....
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