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John Paul II's Body to Be Placed in Vatican Basilica ..their work to move the body of the soon to be beatified Pope John Paul II from the grottoes to the main basilica. He'll be moved to the Chapel of Saint Sebastian where currently Blessed Pope Innocent XI..the remains of soon-to-blessed John Paul II will be translated ("translate" is a technical term for the moving of the body or relics) from the crypt below up to the Chapel of St. Sebastian in the Vatican Basilica itself, where at the moment is the altar and tomb of Bl. Innocent XI.  This chapel is, as you walk into St. Peter's, in the right hand nave, passed the Pietà.  I have said Mass there many times.  However, the body of the blessed will not be exposed.  It will be enclosed in a simple tomb of marble with the inscription: Beatus Ioannes Paulus ii....The Chapel of Saint Sebastian, on the right side of the basilica as you walk in, and right before the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, is dedicated to the 3rd century martyr. Sebastian was murdered at the time of the Diocletian for confessing faith in Jesus Christ as  Savior. Sebastian was first shot through with arrows, nursed to health and then later beaten to death. The chapel was completed by Pier Paolo Cristofari based on a design of Domenico Zampieri..February 3, 2011

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John Paul II's Body to Be Placed in Vatican Basilica ,The Chapel of Saint Sebastian St Peter's Basilica Vatican City ,03 February 2011

John Paul II's Body to Be Placed in Vatican Basilica ..their work to move the body of the soon to be beatified Pope John Paul II from the grottoes to the main basilica. He'll be moved to the Chapel of Saint Sebastian where currently Blessed Pope Innocent XI..the remains of soon-to-blessed John Paul II will be translated ("translate" is a technical term for the moving of the body or relics) from the crypt below up to the Chapel of St. Sebastian in the Vatican Basilica itself, where...
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Date 2 Feb 2011
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