University students in Rome have been gathering to pray for Pope John Paul II. The Pope was close to young people and held several conferences for university students in Rome during his pontificate.
At the Maria SS. Assunta University, a liturgy was planned to take place in the law faculty. Students at Istituto universitario di scienze motorie participated at a liturgy in the nearby Lauro De Bosis Square.
At the Campus biomedico, Msgr. Rino Fisichella, rector of the Pontifical Lateran University celebrated a liturgy on campus. Finally, the students of St. Pius V University and the European University of Rome gathered for a memorial mass at their respective chapels.