Pope John Paul II left some very specific instructions, one, that he wished to be buried underground.
John Paul II's coffin is now in its final resting place in St. Sebastian's Chapel, inside St. Peter's Basilica. The transfer was made on Monday May 2nd, 2011 after the Vatican held a private prayer service.
Blessed John Paul II, in 2005, was first buried in the place where the tomb of John XXIII once resided. Pope John XXIII has since been exhumed and found to be incorrupt.
And so it may be with Blessed John Paul the Great.