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Saturday, April 02, 2005


For those planning travel to Rome and/or following the events at the Vatican. These are the dates events are expected to take place. Tonight, the Pope is expected to lie in repose in the Sistine Chapel under The Last Judgement. The Pope will lie in state in St. Peter's Basilica. beginning Monday. According to tradition, he will be buried on the 4th, 5th or 6th day following his death, which puts the burial on or between Wednesday, April 6 and Friday, April 8. The conclave begins at least 15 days and no more than 20 days after the death of the Pope. So it is expected to begin on or after April 17.


Blogger Patti said...

Thanks for the timeline. As a travel agent specializing in Italy, I will pay close attention to the events in Rome and their effect on my clients' travel plans. What can we expect once a new pope is named? Any idea when the investiture ceremonies take place?

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