Nightly News   |  April 26, 2014

Vatican Braces for 1 Million People for Popes’ Canonizations

Pope Francis will canonize two late popes.

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>>> millions of people will be watching around the world tomorrow as two popes become saint at a vatican ceremony conducted by pope francis. ann thompson is there for the preview for us tonight, hi, ann.

>> reporter: good evening, lester. it's already crazy here. the streets around st. peters square are closed off and people are sleeping on the sidewalks as the vatican are bracing for one million people that will try to fit in the small square behind me to watch the catholic church make saints. you can earlier today it felt like an international festival out here. people from around the world coming to celebrate these two men who have profound impacts on the church and the world. john embraced by the progressive wing of the catholic church for convening the second vatican counsel and ushering the chush into the modern age . john paul ii a hero for bringing down communism in his native poland and europe. it was pope francis' decision to do it together and to help heel the wounds within the catholic chush church. when pope lefrancis leads tomorrow, he'll be joined by his predecessor.