One million people in Rome celebrates John Paul II

More than a million people, according to police in Rome, take part in the ceremony of beatification of Pope John Paul II, who died six years ago.

Tens of thousands of pilgrims arrived in Rome from Poland to take part in the beatification of his compatriot — Karol Wojtyla.

The ceremony was held successor to John Paul II — Pope Benedict XVI.

Beatification in Catholicism — the first stage of praise, after which the communion of the saints.

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