The famous train Termini train station in Rome will be renamed in honor of Pope John Paul II, who died on April 2 at 84 years of age.  The announcement was made by Rome mayor Walter Veltroni after the Pope’s funeral.

Veltroni also announced that the university campus, Tor Vergata, will also be renamed after the Pope.  It was there that the Pope met with two million young people during World Youth Day 2000.