Canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II

Thousands of pilgrims from around the world gathered in Vatican City's St. Peter's Square Sunday as Pope Francis led a service declaring two of the 20th century's most popular and influential popes to be saints. 

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    Canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II

    April 27, 2014: Pilgrims sleep on the ground near St. Peter's Square waiting to attend the ceremony for the canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II.
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    Canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II

    April 27, 2014: A group of Polish nuns wait to reach St. Peter's Square hours before the ceremony.
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    Canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II

    April 27, 2014: Pilgrims sit and pray inside a church near St. Peter's Square while waiting to attend the ceremony.
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    Canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II

    April 27, 2014: People gather in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican
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    Canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II

    April 27, 2014: Priests hold pictures of Pope John XXIII, left, and Pope John Paul II, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.
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    Canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II

    April 27, 2014: A prelate takes pictures in St. Peter's Square.
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    Canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II

    April 27, 2014: Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI, center, arrives for the service in St. Peter's Square
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    Canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II

    April 27, 2014: Pope Francis arrives to lead the solemn celebration.
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    Canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II

    April 27, 2014: Pope Francis kisses the relic of Pope John Paul II.
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    Canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II

    April 27, 2014: A wide view of the ceremony.
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    Canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II

    April 27, 2014: Prelates gather in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican
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    Canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II

    April 27, 2014: A view of St. Peter's Square. Italian officials estimated that approximately 1 million people would watch the ceremony in the square or on giant screens set up in the surrounding streets and piazzas. 
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