Big news for devotees of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati. According to Christine Wohar of FrassatiUSA, the body of the young Italian role model for youth will be going to World Youth Day in Sydney. In addition, his tomb was recently re-opened and his body was again confirmed as incorrupt.
Pier Giorgio’s tomb was opened this past Monday in Turin where he was again confirmed incorrupt. Plans are now underway for him to make the trip to Australia and be among the youth of the world who will gather there. I am not aware of something like this being done before for World Youth Day. I do know for certain that Pier Giorgio’s remains have never left Turin since being placed there following his beatification in 1990.
She also mentions that the official Frassati association in Italy, headed by his niece Wanda Gawronska, is preparing a special medal to be made available for sale, including in the US. It will be based on the original medal designed by Pier Giorgio’s mother upon his death in 1925.
They are also editing together a book of Pier Giorgio’s letters, which they hope to have published this summer.
Catholic News Service has a story with more details on the World Youth Day plans.