January 13, 2011.
According to the French news agency I Media, this is the chapel where the body of John Paul II will rest once he has been beatified. It's located within Saint Peter's Basilica, next to the sculpture of the Pietà, in the chapel of Saint Sebastian, which has until now held the remains of the pope from 1689, Innocent XI.
With great care and absolute discretion, Vatican workers are gradually removing the tiles and decorations of this chapel, in order to prepare a new area that will house the tomb of the future blessed John Paul II. The transfer of the body is expected before late October, after the possible beatification.
For right now, the remains of John Paul II are in the crypt of the Popes, located underground the basilica of Saint Peter's.
Usually, whenever a pope is beatified, his body is brought up to the basilica of St. Peter's.
According to Vatican sources, the beatification of John Paul II will be announced in the coming hours.