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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)

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

Yahoo News

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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