THOUSANDS of people, led by Pope Paul, paid tribute to Pope John XXIII on Tuesday — the sixth anniversary of his death. The Pope went to the grottoes below St. Peter's Basilica at 7.30 a.m. to say Mass before his simple, white marble tomb and to place a wreath of red roses in front of it. He was accompanied by Cardinal Villot, Vatican Secretary of State, and Mgr. Benelli, Under-Secretary of State, I.ater in the day the Pope attended a funeral mass at the main altar of St. Peter's, celebrated by Cardinal Urbani of Venice. Thirty-three' cardinals, patriarchs and archbishops, members of the Diplomatic Corps to the Holy See and about 5,000 tourists, pilgrims and relatives of the late Pope were present.
Page 2, 6th June 1969
6th June 1969
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Vatican tributes to Pope John
Keywords: Jean-marie Villot, Pope John Xxiii, Pope John Paul I, Holy See, Christianity In Italy, Christianity, Politics, Giovanni Urbani, Funeral Of Pope John Paul Ii, Religion / Belief
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