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Pope Francis declares John Paul II, John XXIII saints

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Pope Francis on Sunday proclaimed John Paul II and John XXIII the Catholic Church's newest saints at a festive ceremony joined by hundreds of thousands of pilgrims for two pontiffs who helped shape 20th-century history. 

Pope Francis leads the canonisation mass of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II at St Peter's Square at the Vatican, on April 27, 2014

"We declare and define as saints the blessed John XXIII and John Paul II," the Catholic leader said in a Latin prayer, as pilgrims and foreign dignitaries massed in St Peter's Square applauded and chanted: "Amen!"

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