Pope John Paul II: February 2011 Archives
The Holy See is allowing the coffin of Pope John Paul II to be viewed following the May 1st beatification ceremony which will be celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI.
After the viewing the papal body will repose in the Chapel of San Lorenzo in the Basilica of Saint Peter.
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The Vicariate of Rome website for Pope John Paul's beatification ceremony
The Prefecture of the Papal Household, having been informed of the existence of unauthorised offers by some Tour Operators, especially on internet, of assistance in procuring tickets, with a service charge, for General Audiences and Papal ceremonies, particularly for the Beatification of the Servant of God John Paul II on Sunday, May 1, wishes to make it clear that:
1) For the Beatification Mass of Pope John Paul II, as made clear from the outset, no tickets are required.
2) The tickets provided by the Prefecture of the Papal Household for General Audiences and Papal ceremonies are always issued FREE of charge and no person or organization can request any kind of payment.