It's odd, because CNN is reporting: "Navarro-Valls said the pontiff had left no instructions regarding his funeral and burial -- known as a papal will -- so the cardinals decided to follow tradition."
While BBC is reporting: "The Vatican is now working to a plan which was drawn up in meticulous detail by John Paul II, a full nine years before his death.
It sets out the arrangements for his funeral and the subsequent conclave - the secret meeting of cardinals that will be convened later this month to elect his successor.
The 13,000-word document also specifies how the Church is to be governed during the next three to four weeks."
So uh... did he or didn't he?
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