John Paul II

John Paul II, pope - October 22nd

St John Paul II (d. 2005, Rome, Italy) (Relics: Rome, Italy)

First Class Relics

St Peter’s Basilica
Rome, Italy
Chapel of St Sebastian
*Located on the right side of the nave just after Michelangelo’s statue of the Pieta.
*In 2011, in preparation for his beatification, the remains of St John Paul II were removed from the crypt of this basilica and placed within the altar of this chapel. Since thousands of people visit this basilica every day the tomb is roped off to provide a small area of prayer. Access is granted if one asks to pray at the tomb.

Churches of Honor in Rome
Santa Maria in Traspontina (Our Lady in Traspontina)
Via della Conciliazione 14
Rome, Italy
*This church is near the Vatican.
*The third chapel on the right side of the nave contains a beautiful statue of Our Lady of Mt Carmel. A memorial at this chapel recalls that this church provided a new scapular for St John Paul II after the assassination attempt upon his life in 1981.

Santo Spirito in Sassia (Holy Spirit in Sassia)
Via dei Penitenzieri 12
Rome, Italy
*This church is near the Vatican.
*Within the fourth chapel on the left side of the nave is a painting of St John Paul II. Also preserved here is a small relic of him.