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While his predecessors had been embalmed after death, the Vatican claimed that Pope John Paul II was not embalmed and lay in state without normal treatment for preservation, which is evident by the grey colour taken on by the body.Also, it was customary for popes to have their organs removed after death.Also for the first time ever, the head of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, Patriarch Abune Paulos attended a papal funeral.Centuries of sacred rituals are set in motion upon the death of a Pope, and these are administered by the Cardinal Camerlengo.The funeral of Pope John Paul II was held on 8 April 2005, six days after his death on 2 April.The funeral was followed by the novemdiales devotional in which the Roman Catholic Church observes nine days of mourning.An ancient Byzantine custom, red is the colour of mourning for Popes.Around his collar, the pallium of white lamb's wool was draped.

In an historical rarity, Protestant and Eastern Orthodox leaders, as well as representatives and heads from Judaism, Islam and Buddhism, offered their own memorials and prayers as a way of sympathising with the grief of Roman Catholics.Among the Americans in the photograph are George W. His body was laid on a sloped olive-sheeted catafalque and his head propped on a stack of three gold pillows.Near the catafalque was a wooden crucifix and a paschal candle symbolic of Jesus Christ as the light of the world in the face of darkness and death.A stole, the symbol of ordained ministry, was placed around his neck.Over the inner vestments, John Paul II was clothed in a red chasuble.

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