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Pope Francis declares Popes John XXIII and John Paul II Saint
Belgium's Queen Paola (L) and King Albert II attend canonization mass with Spain's King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia (R) as Pope Francis honors Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II by declaring them saints in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican in Vatican City on April 27, 2014. About 800,000 people filled the square for the ceremony. UPI/Stefano Spaziani
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Albert II (born Stuyvenberg Castle, Brussels, 6 June 1934) is the current King of the Belgians and a constitutional monarch. He is a member of the royal house "of Belgium"; formerly this house was named Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. He is the younger son of King Leopold III (1901-1983) and his first wife, Princess Astrid of Sweden (1905-1935). His godparents were Prince Felix of Luxembourg and his paternal grandmother, Queen Elisabeth of Belgium.

Albert's full name is Albert Félix Humbert Théodore Christian Eugène Marie (Dutch: Albert Felix Humbert Theodoor Christiaan Eugène Marie, German: Albert Felix Humbert Theodor Christian Eugen Maria).

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