The funeral was attended by about 50,000 mourners in the heart of Vatican City, according to the church. His coffin was taken through St. Peter’s Square to the Vatican, where he was honored in a “simple” service at 10am local time. According to CNN, the service was close to the funeral traditions for a reigning pope’s passing but with some small modifications.
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