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Site to Hold Remains of John Paul II is Now Prepared

Catholic Communications, Sydney Archdiocese,
12 Apr 2011

The new location of John Paul II's remains is now prepared. On April 8, the body of Pope Innocent XI was moved from the chapel of St. Sebastian to the altar of the Transfiguration. This makes room for the remains of John Paul II to be moved from the grottoes to inside the basilica of St. Peter's. The transfer of the body was done in the strictest of privacy. Meanwhile, restoration work on the chapel of St. Sebastian has been completed in order to hold the tomb of the Blessed John Paul II.