Popes John XXIII, John Paul II declared saints of Catholic Church

Apr 27 2014, 14:00 IST
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SummaryPope Francis proclaimed two of his predecessors, Popes John XXIII and John Paul II as saints of the Roman Catholic Church

Pope Francis proclaimed two of his predecessors, Popes John XXIII and John Paul II as saints of the Roman Catholic Church on Sunday at a ceremony in Saint Peter's Square attended by hundreds of thousands of faithful from around the world.

Francis read the formal proclamation at a canonisation Mass which was also attended by former Pope Benedict, who resigned last year.

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