Sunday 10:30, first funeral Mass for Pope John Paul at the Vatican


The Vatican spokesman, Joaquin Navarro-Valls announced this evening that tomorrow, feast of the Divine Mercy Sunday, at 10.30 a.m.

“A Mass for the repose of the soul of the Holy Father will be celebrated in St. Peter's Square, presided over by Cardinal Angelo Sodano,” the statement announced.

At 12 noon, the Marian prayer of Easter time, the Regina Coeli, will be recited.

“The body of the late Pontiff is expected to be brought to the Vatican Basilica no earlier than Monday afternoon,” the Vatican also announced.

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