Two former pontiffs installed as saints
POSTED: Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 10:50am
UPDATED: Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 12:40pm
St. Peter's Square, Vatican City (KETK) — Popes John XXIII and John Paul II were canonized Sunday by Pope Francis in a ceremony witnessed by huge crowds gathered in St. Peter's Square, Vatican City. millions more watched around the world as the two former pontiffs were installed as saints. KETK aired the ceremony live.
It was to honor to other late popes who now of course are saints and both of whom while were pontiffs made history.
Pope John XXIII who instituted the second Vatican council which made so many modernizations to the church including allowing countries to say mass in their own language.
Pope John Paul II who was known for his support of the solidarity movement and is credited with helping to bring down the iron curtains and communism.