Former Popes set to be declared saints

Thousands gather in Vatican City ahead of canonization of two former Popes in historic effort to unite Catholic Church.

    Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims are gathering in Vatican City a day before Pope Francis and his predecessor Benedict XVI confer sainthood on John Paul II and John XXIII in a historic effort to unite the Catholic Church.

    The canonisation of two of modern-day Catholicism's most influential figures will be presided over by Pope Francis at a grandiose mass co-celebrated with the 87-year-old Benedict XVI in a rare public appearance.

    Al Jazeera's Jonah Hull reports from Vatican City.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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