Pope John Paul officially beatified

May 1, 2011 11:43

VATICAN CITY - The late Pope John Paul was officially beatified on Sunday at a ceremony attended by hundreds of thousands of people in St Peter's Square.

Pope Benedict read a Latin formula proclaiming his Polish predecessor, who died in 2005, a "blessed" of the Roman Catholic Church, the last step before sainthood.

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