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Vatican proclaims two popes saints in packed ceremony

Pope Francis has proclaimed John XXIII and John Paul II, two of the great popes of the 20th century, saints today in a double canonization front of thousands of people in Vatican City, Rome.

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Crowds gather for Vatican canonisation of Popes

Crowds expected to reach a million people have begun gathering in Saint Peter's Square and nearby streets of Rome to watch the Vatican canonise two Popes.

A million people are expected to gather, Credit: Reuters
Saint Peter's Square in Rome. Credit: Reuters
Saint Peter's Square. Credit: Reuters

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