Popes John XXIII, John Paul II declared saints of Catholic Church

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Pope Francis proclaimed two of his predecessors, Popes John XXIII and John Paul II as saints of the Roman Catholic Church on Sunday at a ceremony in Saint Peter's Square attended by hundreds of thousands of faithful from around the world.

Francis read the formal proclamation at a canonization Mass which was also attended by former Pope Benedict, who resigned last year. (Reuters)

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A Polish pilgrim displays a souvenir of canonised Popes John Paul II (L) and John XXIII while waiting for mass before the canonisation ceremony in St Peter's Square at the Vatican, April 27, 2014. Pope John XXIII, who reigned from 1958 to1963 and called the modernising Second Vatican Council, and Pope John Paul II, who reigned for nearly 27 years before his death in 2005 and whose trips around the world made him the most visible pope in history, were declared saints by Pope Francis at an unprecedented twin canonisation on Sunday. (REUTERS/Kacper Pempel)
Photos of the day - April 27, 2014
A Polish pilgrim displays a souvenir of canonised Popes John Paul II (L) and John XXIII while waiting for mass before the canonisation ceremony in St Peter's Square at the Vatican, April 27, 2014. Pope John XXIII, who reigned from 1958 to1963 and called the modernising Second Vatican Council, and Pope John Paul II, who reigned for nearly 27 years before his death in 2005 and whose trips around the world made him the most visible pope in history, were declared saints by Pope Francis at an unprecedented twin canonisation on Sunday. (REUTERS/Kacper Pempel)
Bishops attend a canonisation mass in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 27, 2014. Pope Francis proclaimed his predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints on Sunday in front of hundreds of thousands of pilgrims celebrating two 20th century giants of the Roman Catholic Church. (REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini)
Photos of the day - April 27, 2014
Bishops attend a canonisation mass in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 27, 2014. Pope Francis proclaimed his predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints on Sunday in front of hundreds of thousands of pilgrims celebrating two 20th century giants of the Roman Catholic Church. (REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini)
A tapestry portrait of Pope John Paul II hanging from the facade of St Peter's Basilica is seen across the colonnade roof during the canonisation ceremony at the Vatican, April 27, 2014. Pope John XXIII, who reigned from 1958 to1963 and called the modernising Second Vatican Council, and Pope John Paul II, who reigned for nearly 27 years before his death in 2005 and whose trips around the world made him the most visible pope in history, were declared saints by Pope Francis at an unprecedented twin canonisation on Sunday. (REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini)
Photos of the day - April 27, 2014
A tapestry portrait of Pope John Paul II hanging from the facade of St Peter's Basilica is seen across the colonnade roof during the canonisation ceremony at the Vatican, April 27, 2014. Pope John XXIII, who reigned from 1958 to1963 and called the modernising Second Vatican Council, and Pope John Paul II, who reigned for nearly 27 years before his death in 2005 and whose trips around the world made him the most visible pope in history, were declared saints by Pope Francis at an unprecedented twin canonisation on Sunday. (REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini)
Pope Francis is driven through the crowd after presiding over a solemn ceremony in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Pope Francis has declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints in an unprecedented canonization ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Popes John XXIII, John Paul II declared saints of Catholic Church
Pope Francis is driven through the crowd after presiding over a solemn ceremony in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Pope Francis has declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints in an unprecedented canonization ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Catholic faithful wear 3D glasses as they watch the screening of the canonisation ceremony of Pope John XXIII and John Paul II at the Parish church in Sotto il Monte Giovanni XXII, which is the hometown of John XXIII, in northern Italy April 27, 2014. Pope Francis proclaimed his predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints on Sunday in front of hundreds of thousands of pilgrims celebrating two 20th century giants of the Roman Catholic Church. (REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo)
Photos of the day - April 27, 2014
Catholic faithful wear 3D glasses as they watch the screening of the canonisation ceremony of Pope John XXIII and John Paul II at the Parish church in Sotto il Monte Giovanni XXII, which is the hometown of John XXIII, in northern Italy April 27, 2014. Pope Francis proclaimed his predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints on Sunday in front of hundreds of thousands of pilgrims celebrating two 20th century giants of the Roman Catholic Church. (REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo)
Pope Francis (L) kisses a relic, while Coasta Rican woman Floribeth Mora Diaz (2nd R) and her husband watch, during a canonisation ceremony of John XXIII and John Paul II in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 27, 2014. 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. Mora, 50, is convinced - and so is the Vatican - that she owes her life to a miracle cure because she prayed to the late Pope John Paul. (REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini)
Photos of the day - April 27, 2014
Pope Francis (L) kisses a relic, while Coasta Rican woman Floribeth Mora Diaz (2nd R) and her husband watch, during a canonisation ceremony of John XXIII and John Paul II in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 27, 2014. 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. Mora, 50, is convinced - and so is the Vatican - that she owes her life to a miracle cure because she prayed to the late Pope John Paul. (REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini)
A lone nun arrives to attend a canonisation ceremony in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 27, 2014. Pope John XXIII, who reigned from 1958 to 1963 and called the modernising Second Vatican Council, and Pope John Paul II, who reigned for nearly 27 years before his death in 2005 and whose trips around the world made him the most visible pope in history, will be declared saints by Pope Francis at an unprecedented twin canonisation on Sunday. (REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi)
Photos of the day - April 27, 2014
A lone nun arrives to attend a canonisation ceremony in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 27, 2014. Pope John XXIII, who reigned from 1958 to 1963 and called the modernising Second Vatican Council, and Pope John Paul II, who reigned for nearly 27 years before his death in 2005 and whose trips around the world made him the most visible pope in history, will be declared saints by Pope Francis at an unprecedented twin canonisation on Sunday. (REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi)
Pope Francis adjusts his skullcap as he rides in his Popemobile after the canonisation ceremony of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 27, 2014. Pope John XXIII, who reigned from 1958 to 1963 and called the modernising Second Vatican Council, and Pope John Paul II, who reigned for nearly 27 years before his death in 2005 and whose trips around the world made him the most visible pope in history, were declared saints by Pope Francis at an unprecedented twin canonisation on Sunday. (REUTERS/Max Rossi)
Photos of the day - April 27, 2014
Pope Francis adjusts his skullcap as he rides in his Popemobile after the canonisation ceremony of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 27, 2014. Pope John XXIII, who reigned from 1958 to 1963 and called the modernising Second Vatican Council, and Pope John Paul II, who reigned for nearly 27 years before his death in 2005 and whose trips around the world made him the most visible pope in history, were declared saints by Pope Francis at an unprecedented twin canonisation on Sunday. (REUTERS/Max Rossi)
A woman and two children pray in front of a sculpture of Pope John Paul II in Oviedo, northern Spain April 27, 2014. Pope Francis proclaimed his predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints in front of more than half a million pilgrims in the Vatican on Sunday, hailing both as courageous men who withstood the tragedies of the 20th century. (REUTERS/Eloy Alonso)
Photos of the day - April 27, 2014
A woman and two children pray in front of a sculpture of Pope John Paul II in Oviedo, northern Spain April 27, 2014. Pope Francis proclaimed his predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints in front of more than half a million pilgrims in the Vatican on Sunday, hailing both as courageous men who withstood the tragedies of the 20th century. (REUTERS/Eloy Alonso)
Pope Francis touches the statue of Virgin Mary as he arrives for the canonisation ceremony of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 27, 2014. Pope John XXIII, who reigned from 1958 to 1963 and called the modernising Second Vatican Council, and Pope John Paul II, who reigned for nearly 27 years before his death in 2005 and whose trips around the world made him the most visible pope in history, will be declared saints by Pope Francis at an unprecedented twin canonisation on Sunday. (REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini)
Photos of the day - April 27, 2014
Pope Francis touches the statue of Virgin Mary as he arrives for the canonisation ceremony of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 27, 2014. Pope John XXIII, who reigned from 1958 to 1963 and called the modernising Second Vatican Council, and Pope John Paul II, who reigned for nearly 27 years before his death in 2005 and whose trips around the world made him the most visible pope in history, will be declared saints by Pope Francis at an unprecedented twin canonisation on Sunday. (REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini)
The faithful pray during mass during the canonisation ceremony in St Peter's Square at the Vatican, April 27, 2014. Pope John XXIII, who reigned from 1958 to1963 and called the modernising Second Vatican Council, and Pope John Paul II, who reigned for nearly 27 years before his death in 2005 and whose trips around the world made him the most visible pope in history, were declared saints by Pope Francis at an unprecedented twin canonisation on Sunday. (REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito)
Photos of the day - April 27, 2014
The faithful pray during mass during the canonisation ceremony in St Peter's Square at the Vatican, April 27, 2014. Pope John XXIII, who reigned from 1958 to1963 and called the modernising Second Vatican Council, and Pope John Paul II, who reigned for nearly 27 years before his death in 2005 and whose trips around the world made him the most visible pope in history, were declared saints by Pope Francis at an unprecedented twin canonisation on Sunday. (REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito)
Pope Francis greets the faithful as he rides in his Popemobile after the canonisation ceremony of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II in St Peter's Square at the Vatican, April 27, 2014. Pope John XXIII, who reigned from 1958 to1963 and called the modernising Second Vatican Council, and Pope John Paul II, who reigned for nearly 27 years before his death in 2005 and whose trips around the world made him the most visible pope in history, were declared saints by Pope Francis at an unprecedented twin canonisation on Sunday. (REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito)
Photos of the day - April 27, 2014
Pope Francis greets the faithful as he rides in his Popemobile after the canonisation ceremony of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II in St Peter's Square at the Vatican, April 27, 2014. Pope John XXIII, who reigned from 1958 to1963 and called the modernising Second Vatican Council, and Pope John Paul II, who reigned for nearly 27 years before his death in 2005 and whose trips around the world made him the most visible pope in history, were declared saints by Pope Francis at an unprecedented twin canonisation on Sunday. (REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito)
Pope Francis greets the faithful as he rides in his popemobile after the canonisation ceremony of Popes John XXIII and Jean-Paul II in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, April 27, 2014. Pope John XXIII, who reigned from 1958 to1963 and called the modernising Second Vatican Council, and Pope John Paul II, who reigned for nearly 27 years before his death in 2005 and whose trips around the world made him the most visible pope in history, were declared saints by Pope Francis at the unprecedented twin canonisation on Sunday. (REUTERS/Remo Casilli)
Photos of the day - April 27, 2014
Pope Francis greets the faithful as he rides in his popemobile after the canonisation ceremony of Popes John XXIII and Jean-Paul II in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, April 27, 2014. Pope John XXIII, who reigned from 1958 to1963 and called the modernising Second Vatican Council, and Pope John Paul II, who reigned for nearly 27 years before his death in 2005 and whose trips around the world made him the most visible pope in history, were declared saints by Pope Francis at the unprecedented twin canonisation on Sunday. (REUTERS/Remo Casilli)
A U.S. flag and nuns are reflected in the window of the Popemobile as Pope Francis leaves after the canonisation ceremony of John XXIII and Jean-Paul II in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 27, 2014. 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. (REUTERS/Max Rossi)
Photos of the day - April 27, 2014
A U.S. flag and nuns are reflected in the window of the Popemobile as Pope Francis leaves after the canonisation ceremony of John XXIII and Jean-Paul II in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 27, 2014. 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. (REUTERS/Max Rossi)
A woman holds a portrait of Pope John Paul II during a public live viewing of the canonization mass from the Vatican, on Pilsudski Square in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Several thousands of faithful watched the live transmission as Pope Francis, aided by emeritus Pope Benedict XVI declared John Paul and John XXIII saints, in an unprecedented ceremony involving four popes. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
Popes John XXIII, John Paul II declared saints of Catholic Church
A woman holds a portrait of Pope John Paul II during a public live viewing of the canonization mass from the Vatican, on Pilsudski Square in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Several thousands of faithful watched the live transmission as Pope Francis, aided by emeritus Pope Benedict XVI declared John Paul and John XXIII saints, in an unprecedented ceremony involving four popes. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
Faithful fill St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Pope Francis has declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints in an unprecedented canonization ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Popes John XXIII, John Paul II declared saints of Catholic Church
Faithful fill St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Pope Francis has declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints in an unprecedented canonization ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
A statuette of Pope Francis is placed among desserts on sale at a cafe, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Tens of thousands of people have filled St. Peter's Square for a historic day of four popes, with Popes Francis and Benedict XVI honoring John XXIII and John Paul II by declaring them saints in the first ever canonization of two pontiffs. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Popes John XXIII, John Paul II declared saints of Catholic Church
A statuette of Pope Francis is placed among desserts on sale at a cafe, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Tens of thousands of people have filled St. Peter's Square for a historic day of four popes, with Popes Francis and Benedict XVI honoring John XXIII and John Paul II by declaring them saints in the first ever canonization of two pontiffs. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
A faithful lights candles at the parish church in Sotto il Monte Giovanni XXIII, northern Italy, the town of John XXIII, while the canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II was taking place at the Vatican, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Pope Francis declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints before some 800,000 people on Sunday, an unprecedented ceremony made even more historic by the presence in St. Peter's Square of emeritus Pope Benedict XVI. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Popes John XXIII, John Paul II declared saints of Catholic Church
A faithful lights candles at the parish church in Sotto il Monte Giovanni XXIII, northern Italy, the town of John XXIII, while the canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II was taking place at the Vatican, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Pope Francis declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints before some 800,000 people on Sunday, an unprecedented ceremony made even more historic by the presence in St. Peter's Square of emeritus Pope Benedict XVI. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
A woman wears 3D glasses as she prays while watching the screening of the canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II taking place at the Vatican, at the parish church in Sotto il Monte Giovanni XXIII, near Bergamo, northern Italy, the town of John XXIII, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Pope Francis declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints on Sunday before hundreds of thousands of people in St. Peter's Square, an unprecedented ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Popes John XXIII, John Paul II declared saints of Catholic Church
A woman wears 3D glasses as she prays while watching the screening of the canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II taking place at the Vatican, at the parish church in Sotto il Monte Giovanni XXIII, near Bergamo, northern Italy, the town of John XXIII, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Pope Francis declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints on Sunday before hundreds of thousands of people in St. Peter's Square, an unprecedented ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
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, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Pope Francis declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints before some 800,000 people on Sunday, an unprecedented ceremony made even more historic by the presence in St. Peter's Square of emeritus Pope Benedict XVI. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Popes John XXIII, John Paul II declared saints of Catholic Church
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, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Pope Francis declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints before some 800,000 people on Sunday, an unprecedented ceremony made even more historic by the presence in St. Peter's Square of emeritus Pope Benedict XVI. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Devotees take photos of the relics of Roman Catholic Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII on display in a shopping mall Sunday, April 27, 2014 at suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines. Pope Francis declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints on Sunday before hundreds of thousands of people in St. Peter's Square, an unprecedented ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI. The predominantly Roman Catholic Philippines joins several nations worldwide in the celebration of canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Popes John XXIII, John Paul II declared saints of Catholic Church
Devotees take photos of the relics of Roman Catholic Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII on display in a shopping mall Sunday, April 27, 2014 at suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines. Pope Francis declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints on Sunday before hundreds of thousands of people in St. Peter's Square, an unprecedented ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI. The predominantly Roman Catholic Philippines joins several nations worldwide in the celebration of canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Filipino students stand beside images of Roman Catholic Pope John XXIII, left, and Pope John Paul II after watching the live satellite broadcast of the canonization or the elevation to sainthood in the Vatican of the two Popes on Sunday, April 27, 2014, in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines. Pope Francis declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints on Sunday before hundreds of thousands of people in St. Peter's Square, an unprecedented ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI. The predominantly Roman Catholic Philippines joins several nations worldwide in the celebration of canonization of the two Popes. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Popes John XXIII, John Paul II declared saints of Catholic Church
Filipino students stand beside images of Roman Catholic Pope John XXIII, left, and Pope John Paul II after watching the live satellite broadcast of the canonization or the elevation to sainthood in the Vatican of the two Popes on Sunday, April 27, 2014, in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines. Pope Francis declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints on Sunday before hundreds of thousands of people in St. Peter's Square, an unprecedented ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI. The predominantly Roman Catholic Philippines joins several nations worldwide in the celebration of canonization of the two Popes. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Memorial items of the Pope John XXIII are laid on the foot of Pope John XXIII statue at the parish church in Sotto il Monte Giovanni XXIII, northern Italy, the town of John XXIII, while the canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II was taking place at the Vatican, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Pope Francis declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints before some 800,000 people on Sunday, an unprecedented ceremony made even more historic by the presence in St. Peter's Square of emeritus Pope Benedict XVI. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Popes John XXIII, John Paul II declared saints of Catholic Church
Memorial items of the Pope John XXIII are laid on the foot of Pope John XXIII statue at the parish church in Sotto il Monte Giovanni XXIII, northern Italy, the town of John XXIII, while the canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II was taking place at the Vatican, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Pope Francis declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints before some 800,000 people on Sunday, an unprecedented ceremony made even more historic by the presence in St. Peter's Square of emeritus Pope Benedict XVI. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Pope Francis arrives to lead a solemn celebration where two Popes, John Paul II and John XXIII will be canonized, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Tens of thousands of people have filled St. Peter's Square for a historic day of four popes, with Popes Francis and Benedict XVI honoring John XXIII and John Paul II by declaring them saints in the first ever canonization of two pontiffs. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Popes John XXIII, John Paul II declared saints of Catholic Church
Pope Francis arrives to lead a solemn celebration where two Popes, John Paul II and John XXIII will be canonized, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Tens of thousands of people have filled St. Peter's Square for a historic day of four popes, with Popes Francis and Benedict XVI honoring John XXIII and John Paul II by declaring them saints in the first ever canonization of two pontiffs. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Pope Francis has his hat adjusted as he presides over a solemn ceremony in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Pope Francis has declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints in an unprecedented canonization ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Popes John XXIII, John Paul II declared saints of Catholic Church
Pope Francis has his hat adjusted as he presides over a solemn ceremony in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Pope Francis has declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints in an unprecedented canonization ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Don Ezio Bolis, Director of the John XXIII foundation and the Roncalli family, carries the relic of Pope John XXIII past Pope Francis, during a solemn ceremony in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Pope Francis has declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints in an unprecedented canonization ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
Popes John XXIII, John Paul II declared saints of Catholic Church
Don Ezio Bolis, Director of the John XXIII foundation and the Roncalli family, carries the relic of Pope John XXIII past Pope Francis, during a solemn ceremony in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Pope Francis has declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints in an unprecedented canonization ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
A view of St. Peter's Square filled with faithful during a solemn ceremony led by Pope Francis at the Vatican, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Pope Francis has declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints in an unprecedented canonization ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Popes John XXIII, John Paul II declared saints of Catholic Church
A view of St. Peter's Square filled with faithful during a solemn ceremony led by Pope Francis at the Vatican, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Pope Francis has declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints in an unprecedented canonization ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
A young man with yellow-and-white papal flags stands next to the meadows of Godâs Mercy sanctuary, in Krakow, Poland, April 27, 2014, the day when Pope Francis declared Polish-born Pope John II a saint. Thousands of people gathered in the sanctuary, and in the neighboring John Paul II sanctuary to watch live the Vatican ceremony. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
Popes John XXIII, John Paul II declared saints of Catholic Church
A young man with yellow-and-white papal flags stands next to the meadows of Godâs Mercy sanctuary, in Krakow, Poland, April 27, 2014, the day when Pope Francis declared Polish-born Pope John II a saint. Thousands of people gathered in the sanctuary, and in the neighboring John Paul II sanctuary to watch live the Vatican ceremony. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
A man follows a solemn ceremony led by Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Pope Francis has declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints in an unprecedented canonization ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Popes John XXIII, John Paul II declared saints of Catholic Church
A man follows a solemn ceremony led by Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Pope Francis has declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints in an unprecedented canonization ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Pope Francis touches a statue of the Virgin Mary as he leads a solemn ceremony in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Pope Francis has declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints in an unprecedented canonization ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Popes John XXIII, John Paul II declared saints of Catholic Church
Pope Francis touches a statue of the Virgin Mary as he leads a solemn ceremony in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Pope Francis has declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints in an unprecedented canonization ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
A Swiss guard touches his face as Pope Francis leads a solemn ceremony in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Sunday, April 27, 2014. Pope Francis has declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints in an unprecedented canonization ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Popes John XXIII, John Paul II declared saints of Catholic Church
A Swiss guard touches his face as Pope Francis leads a solemn ceremony in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Sunday, April 27, 2014. Pope Francis has declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints in an unprecedented canonization ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Pope Francis is driven through the crowd after presiding over a solemn ceremony in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Pope Francis has declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints in an unprecedented canonization ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
Popes John XXIII, John Paul II declared saints of Catholic Church
Pope Francis is driven through the crowd after presiding over a solemn ceremony in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Pope Francis has declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints in an unprecedented canonization ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
Pope Francis is driven through the crowd after presiding over a solemn ceremony in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Pope Francis has declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints in an unprecedented canonization ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Popes John XXIII, John Paul II declared saints of Catholic Church
Pope Francis is driven through the crowd after presiding over a solemn ceremony in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Pope Francis has declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints in an unprecedented canonization ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Pope Francis waves to faithful as he is driven through the crowd after presiding over a solemn ceremony in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Pope Francis has declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints in an unprecedented canonization ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
Popes John XXIII, John Paul II declared saints of Catholic Church
Pope Francis waves to faithful as he is driven through the crowd after presiding over a solemn ceremony in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Pope Francis has declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints in an unprecedented canonization ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
Pope Francis is driven through the crowd after presiding over a solemn ceremony in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Pope Francis has declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints in an unprecedented canonization ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
Popes John XXIII, John Paul II declared saints of Catholic Church
Pope Francis is driven through the crowd after presiding over a solemn ceremony in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Pope Francis has declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints in an unprecedented canonization ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
Pope Francis is driven through the crowd in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Pope Francis has declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints in an unprecedented canonization ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Popes John XXIII, John Paul II declared saints of Catholic Church
Pope Francis is driven through the crowd in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Pope Francis has declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints in an unprecedented canonization ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
People fill St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Pope Francis has declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints in an unprecedented canonization ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Popes John XXIII, John Paul II declared saints of Catholic Church
People fill St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Pope Francis has declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints in an unprecedented canonization ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Pilgrims sleep inside a church near St. Peter's Square waiting to attend the ceremony for the canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II, in Rome, early Sunday, April 27, 2014. Pilgrims and tourists streamed into Rome to participate in the ceremony in St. Peter's Square that will see two popes, John XXIII and John Paul II, be proclaimed saints. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Photos of the day - April 27, 2014
Pilgrims sleep inside a church near St. Peter's Square waiting to attend the ceremony for the canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II, in Rome, early Sunday, April 27, 2014. Pilgrims and tourists streamed into Rome to participate in the ceremony in St. Peter's Square that will see two popes, John XXIII and John Paul II, be proclaimed saints. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Faithful fill St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Pope Francis has declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints in an unprecedented canonization ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Photos of the day - April 27, 2014
Faithful fill St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Pope Francis has declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints in an unprecedented canonization ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
A nun cries as Pope Francis leads a solemn ceremony in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Sunday, April 27, 2014. Pope Francis has declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints in an unprecedented canonization ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Photos of the day - April 27, 2014
A nun cries as Pope Francis leads a solemn ceremony in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Sunday, April 27, 2014. Pope Francis has declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints in an unprecedented canonization ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

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