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Four Popes Day: Popes Francis And Benedict XVI Canonize Popes John XXIII And John Paul II (37 Photos)

by | 27th, April 2014

TODAY Pope Francis declared Popes John XXIII and John Paul II saints. Pope emeritus Pope Benedict XVI was also at the service in St. Peter’s Square. He took will surely one day become a saint, as will Francis.

It’s unlikely, however, either will reach the next level of the Catholic Church as quick as Pope John Paul II did. His canonization is now the fastest in modern times.

 

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statuette of Pope Francis is placed among desserts on sale at a cafe, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican

statuette of Pope Francis is placed among desserts on sale at a cafe, in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican

Pilgrims sleep inside a church near St. Peter's Square waiting to attend the ceremony

Pilgrims sleep inside a church near St. Peter’s Square waiting to attend the ceremony

Thousands of people gather in front of God’s Mercy sanctuary in Krakow, Poland

Thousands of people gather in front of God’s Mercy sanctuary in Krakow, Poland

A Filipino girl stands in the crowd as Pope Francis delivers his homily during the live satellite broadcast of the canonization or the elevation to sainthood in the Vatican of Roman Catholic Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII on Sunday, April 27, 2014 in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines.

A Filipino girl stands in the crowd as Pope Francis delivers his homily during the live satellite broadcast of the canonization or the elevation to sainthood in the Vatican of Roman Catholic Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII on Sunday, April 27, 2014 in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines.

The relics of Pope John Paul II _a vial of his blood _ built into a marble altar of a new sanctuary dedicated to the pontiff in Krakow, Poland

The relics of Pope John Paul II _a vial of his blood _ built into a marble altar of a new sanctuary dedicated to the pontiff in Krakow, Poland

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A guest wears a dress portraying Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII as she leaves after greeting Pope Francis

A guest wears a dress portraying Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII as she leaves after greeting Pope Francis

A boy dressed as a Pope, yawns as he prepares to join a parade in celebration of the canonization or the elevation to sainthood in the Vatican of Roman Catholic Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII Sunday, April 27, 2014, at suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines.

A boy dressed as a Pope, yawns as he prepares to join a parade in celebration of the canonization or the elevation to sainthood in the Vatican of Roman Catholic Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII Sunday, April 27, 2014, at suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines.

A faithful touches the statue of John XXIII while the canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II was taking place at the Vatican, at the parish church in Sotto il Monte Giovanni XXIII, northern Italy, the town of John XXIII

A faithful touches the statue of John XXIII while the canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II was taking place at the Vatican, at the parish church in Sotto il Monte Giovanni XXIII, northern Italy, the town of John XXIII

Memorial items of the Pope John XXIII are laid on the foot of Pope John XXIII statue at the parish church in Sotto il Monte Giovanni XXIII, northern Ital

Memorial items of the Pope John XXIII are laid on the foot of Pope John XXIII statue at the parish church in Sotto il Monte Giovanni XXIII, northern Ital

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Don Ezio Bolis, Director of the John XXIII foundation and the Roncalli family, carries the relic of Pope John XXIII past Pope Francis

Don Ezio Bolis, Director of the John XXIII foundation and the Roncalli family, carries the relic of Pope John XXIII past Pope Francis

Sister Sancja readies the altar in God’s Mercy sanctuary in Krakow, Poland

Sister Sancja readies the altar in God’s Mercy sanctuary in Krakow, Poland

Pope Francis kisses the relic of John Paul II,

Pope Francis kisses the relic of John Paul II,

Pilgrims sit and pray inside a church near St. Peter's Square

Pilgrims sit and pray inside a church near St. Peter’s Square

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Paper pigeons in papal yellow and white colors and with the image of Pope John Paul II being sold to pilgrims in the pontiff’s hometown of Wadowice, Poland

Paper pigeons in papal yellow and white colors and with the image of Pope John Paul II being sold to pilgrims in the pontiff’s hometown of Wadowice, Poland

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Daria Glownia from the Malopolscka tourist board where Pope John Paul II grew up hands out traditional polish beads to two nuns in St Peter's Square

Daria Glownia from the Malopolscka tourist board where Pope John Paul II grew up hands out traditional polish beads to two nuns in St Peter’s Square

A group of nuns from Peru

A group of nuns from Peru

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Gifts for sale

Gifts for sale

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A portrait of Pope John XXIII at St Peter's Basilica in Rome

A portrait of Pope John XXIII at St Peter’s Basilica in Rome

A portrait of Pope John Paul II at St Peter's Basilica in Rome

A portrait of Pope John Paul II at St Peter’s Basilica in Rome

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