PHOTOS: Pope Francis leads late Benedict's funeral mass


Vatican Reveals How Benedict XVI Will Be Buried

The Vatican on Thursday revealed how Pope emeritus, Benedict XVI, will be buried today.

In an update on its Twitter handle, the Vatican said the coffin of Pope emeritus was closed on Wednesday based on tradition.

Part of the statement read, "Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s coffin was closed in a ritual held Wednesday evening. As per tradition, the Pope Emeritus' pallia, coins and medals minted during his pontificate, and a 'rogito' summarizing the highlights of his papacy, were also placed inside the casket.

"Following the Requiem Mass, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's coffin will be transported through the Basilica and to the Vatican crypt for burial, in the first tomb of John Paul II.

"He will be buried in the traditional triple coffin, with caskets made of cypress wood, zinc, and oak."

PHOTOS: Pope Francis leads late Benedict's funeral mass

Pope Francis leads funeral mass for late Pope emeritus Benedict XVI at St Peter's Square in the Vatican City on Thursday.

Over two hundred thousand guest were present at the Vatican Square to witness the funeral mass.

The Pope emeritus died on Saturday, Dec. 31st.

Credit: Twitter // VaticanNews

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