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Vatican Reveals How Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI Will Be Buried Today After Ritual

The Vatican today, Thursday disclosed how Pope emeritus, Benedict XVI, will be buried today.

According to an update shared via its Twitter handle, the Vatican said the coffin of Pope emeritus was locked on Wednesday based on traditional rituals.

In the statement, reads partly, “Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s coffin was closed in a ritual held Wednesday evening. As per tradition, the Pope Emeritus’ pallia, coins and medals minted during his pontificate, and a ‘rogito’ summarizing the highlights of his papacy, were also placed inside the casket.

“Following the Requiem Mass, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s coffin will be transported through the Basilica and to the Vatican crypt for burial, in the first tomb of John Paul II.

“He will be buried in the traditional triple coffin, with caskets made of cypress wood, zinc, and oak.”

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