Friday, April 29, 2011

Blessed Pope John Paul II exhumed

The Telegraph reports that the body of Pope John Paul II was exhumed on Friday ahead of his beatification

The report continued:

"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."

The Daily Mail has a fuller story of the event with photographs