01 May 2011

Tomb of Pope John Paul II

Tomb of Pope John Paul II during our 2007 visit
The tomb of Pope John Paul II is in the grottoes below the floor of the Basilica. This spot was previously occupied by the tomb of John XXIII, who's body was moved up into the basilica. When the grottoes were reopened after the burial of John Paul II, the normal exit to the exterior right (north) of the basilica became the entrance to accommodate the large crowds.

entrance to the Tombs of the Popes from the Basilica
List of the Popes
Pope John Paul II - 2005

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