The crowd in St. Peter’s Square for the Beatification of Pope John Paul II.

The crowd in St. Peter's Square for the Beatification of Pope John Paul II.

In this photo released by Italian Police faithful crowd St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Sunday, May 1, 2011. Pope Benedict XVI beatified Pope John Paul II before 1.5 million faithful in St. Peter’s Square and surrounding streets Sunday, moving the beloved former pontiff one step closer to possible sainthood in one of the largest turnouts ever for a Vatican Mass.
– Massimo Sestini, Polizia di Stato /AP Photo

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