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Pope Francis (R) meeting with Pope emeritus Benedict XVI during the canonisation mass of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II on St Peter’s square at the Vatican on April 27, 2014. (AFP PHOTO / OSSERVATORE ROMANO)


Hundreds of thousands watch two popes become saints

Hundreds of thousands watch two popes become saints

Vatican City, Reuters—Pope Francis proclaimed his predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints in front of more than half a million pilgrims on Sunday, hailing both as courageous men who withstood the tragedies of the 20th century. Cheers and applause rang out...