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Priests carry pictures of late Popes John Paul II, left, and John XXIII near St. Peter's Square in the Vatican on Friday. Pilgrims began flooding into the Vatican Friday ahead of Sunday's canonization ceremony when the late popes will be elevated to full sainthood in an event expected to attract hundreds of thousands of faithful.

Faithful pray inside Rome's Santo Spirito in Sassia in front of a picture of late Pope John Paul II on Friday.FILIPPO MONTEFORTE / AFP - Getty Images