Pope Francis prepares the Eucharist during the canonisation mass of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II at St Peter's
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Vatican declares Popes John Paul II and John XXIII saints

Two leading popes of the 20th Century have been declared saints at an unprecedented ceremony in Rome.

Up to a million pilgrims had gathered in St Peter's Square to honour John Paul II and John XXIII.

It is the first time two popes have been canonised at the same time.

Robert Pigott reports.

  • 27 Apr 2014
  • From the section Europe
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