Solemn Funeral Rites for Pope John Paul II
Beginning with the Solemn Funeral Mass and Entombment of the Holy Father, funeral rites for Pope John Paul II will be celebrated by different communities on 9 consecutive days. With the exception of Day One, these Liturgies will take place in St. Peter's Basilica at 5 p.m. Rome time, 11 a.m. Eastern.
This period of official mourning is called the Novendiales .


Day 1 - Funeral Mass and Entombment of the Supreme Pontiff
Friday 8 April 2005, St. Peter's Square. Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Dean of the Sacred College of Cardinals.

Latin/Italian Mass Booklets, provided by the Vatican:

  Pages 1-61 (pdf)          Pages 62-92 (pdf)

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Summary in English of the Deposition, Funeral and Burial Rites

Rogito (Proclamation on the Life of Pope John Paul II)

Homily of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger

Images from Funeral Mass -  April 8, 2005

Images from the Entombment   April 8, 2005


Day 2 - Saturday 9 April. For the faithful of Vatican City.
Cardinal Francesco Marchisano, archpriest of the Patriarchal Vatican Basilica presiding.

Images from Mass -  April 9, 2005


Day 3 - Sunday 10 April. For the Church of Rome.
Cardinal Camillo Ruini, vicar general for the diocese of Rome, and concelebrated by the clergy of Rome.

Images from Mass -  April 10, 2005


Day 4 - Monday 11 April. For the Chapters of the Patriarchal Basilicas.
Cardinal Bernard Francis Law, archpriest of the Patriarchal Basilica of St. Mary Major.

Images from Mass -  April 11, 2005


Day 5 - Tuesday 12 April. Papal Chapel.
Cardinal Eugenio de Araujo Sales, proto-priest of the College of Cardinals.

Images from Mass and Cardinals Visit to Tomb  April 12, 2005


Day 6 - Wednesday 13 April. For the Roman Curia.
Archbishop Leonardo Sandri, substitute for General Affairs of the Secretariat of State.

Images from Mass - April 13, 2005


Day 7- Thursday 14 April. For the Oriental Churches.
Divine Liturgy in the Oriental Rite, His Beatitude Pierre Nasrallah Sfeir, Patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites.

Images from Mass -  April 14, 2005


Day 8 - Friday 15 April. For members of Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.
Archbishop Piergiorgio Silvano Nesti, secretary of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.

Images from Mass - April 15, 2005


Day 9 - Saturday 16 April. Papal Chapel.
Cardinal Jorge Arturo Medina Estevez, proto-deacon of the College of Cardinals.

Images from April 16, 2005
 


 

 

 

 

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