A boy looks towards the tapestries showing portraits of late Popes John Paul II (left) and John XXIII hanged on the balconies of St Peter's basilica in Vatican, two days before the two popes canonisation. Photo: AFP
A boy looks towards the tapestries showing portraits of late Popes John Paul II (left) and John XXIII hanged on the balconies of St Peter's basilica in Vatican, two days before the two popes canonisation. Photo: AFP

Rome braces for double canonisation as hundreds of thousands flock city

Historic day for Vatican will see two popes become saints before a crowd of 800,000 pilgrims

A boy looks towards the tapestries showing portraits of late Popes John Paul II (left) and John XXIII hanged on the balconies of St Peter's basilica in Vatican, two days before the two popes canonisation. Photo: AFP
A boy looks towards the tapestries showing portraits of late Popes John Paul II (left) and John XXIII hanged on the balconies of St Peter's basilica in Vatican, two days before the two popes canonisation. Photo: AFP
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