Pope’s Funeral

by Steve Ray on April 4, 2005

The Pope’s funeral will be at 10 AM Rome time on Friday, April 8, 2005. That translates into 4 AM EST. Set your alarms early that day!

He will be buried under St. Peters Basilica near the bones of St. Peter. He will probably be placed in the vacated tomb of Pope John XXIII who was moved up into the main church area. My guess is that the next pope will eventually bring the tomb of John Paul II up to a prominent place within the main church — just as John Paul II did for John XXIII.

Body of John Paul II carried from        
private chapel into St. Peters Basilica  

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