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Pope Francis, who last month declared saints of two of his predecessors, will beatify Paul, declaring him a "blessed" of the Church.
An estimated 800,000 people — many of them from John Paul II's native Poland — filled St. Peter's.
Children wearing Pope's cassocks cross a road on Sunday before taking part in a parade in Quezon city, Philippines.
Vatican spokesman Greg Burke discusses the canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John XXII and how it signifies unity for the Catholic Church.
Pope Francis canonized Popes John XXIII and John Paul II in a ceremony made more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI.
The relic of new saint John Paul II was brought to the altar by Floribeth Mora.
Watch a rare moment occur Sunday at the Papal Canonization Ceremony.
Retired Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Mass with Pope Francis as Popes John XXIII and John Paul II were declared saints.
Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims were packed into the St. Peter's Square "like sardines" after queuing for hours to watch history in the making.
Sunday's canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII is bringing attention to a highly regulated and complex process.
Some 800,000 pilgrims are expected for Sunday's unprecedented twin canonization.
Priests sing and dance in Saint Peter's Square the day before the canonization for two popes.
An oil and gas giant, several banks and Switzerland-based food megacorp Nestle are among more than a dozen financial backers of Sunday's event.
Here’s a look at how the two late popes achieved sainthood – and how that honor will be celebrated – in numbers.
An estimated 1 million pilgrims will gather in Rome this weekend for Pope John Paul II's canonization, but he still has many detractors.
Sunday's canonization ceremony is expected to attract hundreds of thousands of faithful.
98-foot-cross collapses and kills man days before late pope's canonization.
Two giants of 20th century Catholicism will become saints on Sunday at an unprecedented twin canonization bringing joy and controversy to the Church.
With Pope John Paul II set to be canonized as a saint on April 27, fans are flocking to a new musical based on his early life that premiered in Rome.