Rome set for ‘day of four popes’

April 27, 2014 12:01 AM

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Rome set for ‘day of four popes’

It promises to be the biggest Vatican event since millions of pilgrims descended on St Peter's Basilica for the funeral of John Paul II in 2005.

This morning, under the gaze of a billion Catholic faithful around the world, the Polish pontiff will be made a modern-day saint, along with one of his predecessors, Pope John XXIII, nicknamed ‘the Good Pope’, who presided over crucial reforms to the Catholic Church during the Sixties.

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