RELIGION
04/26/2014 05:47 am ET Updated Jun 26, 2014

Emeritus Pope Benedict To Attend Canonizations Of Popes John XXIII, John Paul II

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VATICAN CITY, April 26 (Reuters) - Emeritus Pope Benedict will attend the canonisation Mass in St. Peter's Square on Sunday at which Pope Francis will proclaim the late Popes John XXIII and John Paul II saints of the Roman Catholic Church, the Vatican said on Saturday.

It will be only the second time Benedict attends a public liturgical function in the Vatican since he resigned on Feb. 28, 2013. He took part in a ceremony to make new cardinals in February this year. (Reporting By Philip Pullella; Editing by Erica Billingham)

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