Pilgrims gather on St Peter's square on April 26, 2014 at the Vatican a day before the canonisation of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI
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In a historic match-up of papacies past and present, Pope Francis and emeritus Pope Benedict XVI will honor Popes John XXIII and John Paul II in the first ever canonization of two popes.Here are five things to look for -- though beware, the rite is celebrated mostly in Latin, the official language of the Catholic Church.After Pope Francis and concelebrants process to the altar, the canonization rite begins immediately.In the rite for beatification, there is only one such petition.Amato then thanks Francis and asks him to draw up an official document attesting to the canonization.-The Vatican said Saturday that Francis would preside over the Mass and Benedict would concelebrate along with 150 cardinals and 700 bishops.Benedict attended the February ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica in which Francis installed 19 new cardinals, but as a spectator.
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