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Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Funeral Numbers

  • 3,000,000 - Number of visitors to see Pope's body and/or attend funeral.
  • 6,000 - Number of journalists to cover events.
  • 157 - Number of cardinals concelebrating funeral mass.
  • 169 - Number of foreign delegations present at the funeral mass.
  • 21,000 - Number of people who entered St. Peter's Basilica each hour.
  • 13 - Average waiting time, in hours, to see Pope's body.
  • 500,000 - Number in St. Peter's Square during the funeral mass.
  • 10,000 - Number of volunteers to help pilgrims.
  • 3,000,000 - Number of free bottles of water distributed.

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