NEWS STORY: Vatican Sets Details for Funeral, Prepares to Roll Out the Black Carpet

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c. 2005 Religion News Service VATICAN CITY _ The body of Pope John Paul II will be placed in a closed wooden coffin before his funeral on Friday, and will be buried in bare earth in the grotto below St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican officials said Tuesday (April 5). As the Vatican prepares for a grand […]

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