Pope Benedict's Coffin Carried Into St Peter's Basilica for Burial

The coffin of former Pope Benedict XVI was carried back into St Peter’s Basilica for burial after his funeral Mass at the Vatican on the morning of January 5.

Footage by Elise Ann Allen, a senior correspondent with Crux, shows the coffin being removed, with a final blessing given by Pope Francis.

Benedict’s remains were due to be entombed in the Vatican Grottoes, underneath St Peter’s Basilica, alongside many of his papal predecessors. Credit: Elise Ann Allen via Storyful