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Record Numbers Expected for Pope's Funeral

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Record Numbers Expected for Pope's Funeral

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Record Numbers Expected for Pope's Funeral

Record Numbers Expected for Pope's Funeral

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Friday's funeral for Pope John Paul II is expected to be one of the largest in Vatican history, with several million estimated attendees. The doors to St. Peter's Basilica have been shut, and public visits to the pope's body have come to a close. Sylvia Poggioli offers details of the funeral arrangements and the Pope's last will and testament.