The third longest-service #pope in the history of #catholic #church #stjohnpaul

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The first altar to the right of the nave is dedicated to St. Sebastian, patron of athletes and soldiers. However, it is most well-known as the resting place of the body of Pope St. John Paul II. He was moved to this altar after his beatification. The tomb of the third longest-serving pope in the history of the Catholic Church is highly revered and visited by thousands every week. Special ushers are assigned to facilitate the crowds at the tomb throughout the day.