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Crowds of faithful jam Vatican to honor Pope John Paul II

May 1st, 2011 - Comments Off

VATICAN CITY, Rome – Crowds around the world gathered at Rome as they witness the late Pope John Paul II be declared as “blessed.”

Reports say there were more than one million pilgrims and tourist who gathered around St. Peter’s Square to witness the declaration of the Roman Catholic Church’s greatest saint maker and conservative theologian.

The longest serving Polish Pope was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI. A huge portrait of the late Pope John Paul the second was unveiled as he was beatified.