John Paul II Laid to Rest at Vatican
of pilgrims joined Roman Catholic Church leaders, kings, princes
and heads of state to honor the life of Pope John Paul II in one
of the largest funerals in modern history. Theologians and historians
discuss Friday's ceremony at St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City.
Mourners gather to view the pope as cardinals converged on Rome
for the conclave in which they will choose his successor.
Pope John Paul II's body, clad in crimson vestments, lay in state
at the Vatican's Apostolic Palace in Rome Sunday.
Pope John Paul II, whose fragile health had deteriorated rapidly
in recent weeks, died Saturday at the Vatican.