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PAPAL APARTMENTS
These private rooms on the third floor of the Apostolic Palace include a library, private chapel and bedroom. Pope John Paul II died here on 2 April 2005. He used to appear at a window overlooking the square on Sundays to give blessings. After his death the rooms were sealed, in accordance with tradition.

 

John Paul watches Easter Sunday Mass on tv, days before his death The Pope’s rooms are quite modest compared with much of the palace

View of Pope's window second from right on top story The Pope last appeared at the window three days before his death

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