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04/26/2014 11:06 pm ET Updated Apr 26, 2014

Watch Popes John Paul II, John XXIII Canonization Livestream: Catholic Church Welcomes Newest Saints

The late Popes John XXIII and John Paul II join a long line of papal saints early Sunday morning in a ceremony celebrated by Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square.

Millions of pilgrims are expected to converge in Vatican City for the canonizations, which begin at 4 AM Eastern time. The dual canonizations bring together fans of two popes who are often considered to speak to different attitudes within the Catholic Church.

This historic event marks the Catholic Church's first-ever double canonization and the first live streamed canonizations.

Watch the livestreamed canonizations of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II in the video above.

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