Pope John Paul: 1920-2005

Papal Rites

Pope John Paul II's funeral rites consist of three parts: a ceremony inside St. Peter's Basilica, a funeral Mass outside and burial in the grotto beneath the basilica.


SOURCES: Staff reports, news services and Washington Post archives
BY DITA SMITH, LOUIS SPIRITO AND LAURA STANTON - THE WASHINGTON POST


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