Sainthood at Vatican today

April 27, 2014 - 6:33:03 am

VATICAN CITY: Thousands of pilgrims began a night of prayer in Rome yesterday as Pope Francis and Benedict XVI prepared to confer sainthood on John Paul II and John XXIII in a historic effort to unite the Catholic Church.

Religious chants rang out as pilgrims settled down with sleeping bags and picnic chairs to be first in line for today’s ceremony in the Vatican honouring two of modern Catholicism’s most influential figures. AFP