This morning several funeral services were held in different churches of Rome for the soul of the departed Pope.
This morning several funeral services were held in different churches of Rome for the soul of the departed Pope. One of these was held at the American College and Monsignor O'Connell officiated.
Present at this ceremony were Cardinals Spellman and McIntyre and other church dignitaries. Present also representatives of the Vatican State.
As it undoubtedly is known once the cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel to elect the new Pope, they are kept segregated from the outside world until final decision is reached. To make sure that no contacts are possible with the outside great care is taken. Shots taken show partitions being raised to divide the Sistine Chapel into sleeping quarters, dining room, and all other facilities which the Cardinals will use during their segregation. Brick walls are also raised to cover a window which communicated with the outside directly. Door are shut and lead seals are placed on them.