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Ceremony Celebration For Popes John XXIII and John Paul II First-Ever Double Canonization

Published on 28 April, 2014 at 11:00 am By

This historic event marks the Catholic Church’s first-ever double canonization of the late Popes John XXIII and John Paul II who were declared as a saints. Around 80,000 people covered St. Peter’s Streets as well as the bridges all over the Tiber River which came out as huge turnout for this Vatican ceremony. Watch the images below:


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1. Pope John XXIII rides in the procession to St. Peter’s Basilica at start of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council

Pope John XXIII rides in the procession to St. Peter's Basilica at start of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council

2. Scene in Rome during the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council

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3. Scene in Rome during the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council

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4. “… just as food is necessary to the life of the body, so good reading is necessary to the life of the soul.”

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5. History landmark Vatican Ecumenical Council

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6. Table of cardinals during the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council

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7. Prelates attend a party at the Chinese Embassy in Vatican City on the eve of Vatican II



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8. Cardinals at a party held by Chinese ambassador, Rome

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9. Vatican Ecumenical Council and Ecumenical Procession, Rome

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10. “Men are like wine-some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age”

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11. Pope John XXIII during the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council

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12. Scene inside St. Peter’s Basilica during the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council

St. Peter's Basilica

13. Prayer is the raising of the mind to God

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14. Scene inside St. Peter’s Basilica during the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council

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15. “See everything; overlook a great deal; correct a little.”

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16. Devout observers of procession of Catholic prelates entering St. Peter’s during the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council


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17. Pope John XXIII rides in procession to St. Peter’s Basilica at the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, 1962

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From: LIFE

Credit: Paul Schutzer/ Hank Walker —The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

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