Vatican City, Apr 10, 2005 / 22:00 pm
Earlier today, at the end of the Seventh General Congregation of Cardinals, the Vatican released a statement saying that faithful may begin visiting Pope John Paul II’s grave on April 13th.
Holy See Press Office Director Joaquin Navarro-Valls released the statement to journalists today saying, that 134 cardinals are now present at the Vatican—three newly arrived who have sworn the traditional oath.
The cardinals, he said, drew lots to choose “the three new cardinal assistants who, together with the camerlengo, compose the Particular Congregation. They are: Cardinals Angelo Sodano for the Order of Bishops, Polycarp Pengo for the Order of Priests and Walter Kasper for the Order of Deacons.”
"The cardinals”, the statement continued, “recommend to the bishops and priests of the Church to use the formula of the Mass 'pro eligendo Summo Pontifice' which is found in the edizione tipica (Latin edition) of the Roman Missal.”