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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 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 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

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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 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

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