Religion: A Light That Left Us Amazed

In Rome, Cardinals bury a Pope and ponder his successor

He went in the cold Roman dusk to take his place among the Popes buried in the crypt of St. Peter's, to lie between his two namesakes, John XXIII and Paul VI. As the plain cypress coffin was borne through the portals of the great basilica, the huge, tearful crowd standing in the rainswept square burst into applause. At the Requiem Mass that preceded the burial, it rained intermittently. As if to counteract the rain clouds, in his funeral address 85-year-old Carlo Cardinal Confalonieri...

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