Huge crowd descends on Vatican for beatification

By REUTERS
May 1, 2011 10:04




VATICAN CITY - Hundreds of thousands of people converged on St Peter's Square in one of the biggest crowds ever seen at the Vatican on Sunday to participate in the beatification of Pope John Paul II.

The crowd of devotees, many carrying national flags and singing songs, was the largest seen in the capital since millions turned out for his funeral six years ago.


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