Solemn Funeral Rites for Pope John
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
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
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
Rogito (Proclamation on the Life of Pope John Paul
Homily of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
Images from Funeral Mass - April 8, 2005
Images from the
April 8, 2005
Day 2 - Saturday 9
April. For the faithful of Vatican City.
Cardinal Francesco Marchisano, archpriest of the Patriarchal
Vatican Basilica presiding.
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.
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.
from Mass - April 11, 2005
Day 5 - Tuesday 12
April. Papal Chapel.
Cardinal Eugenio de
Araujo Sales, proto-priest of the College of Cardinals.
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.
from Mass - April 14, 2005
Day 8 - Friday 15
April. For members of Institutes of Consecrated Life and
Societies of Apostolic Life.
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.
from April 16, 2005