The beatification of Pope John Paul II (11 images)

Pope Benedict XVI beatified his predecessor by proclaiming him "Blessed" in a ceremony in Rome's St Peter's Square attended by more than 1 million people.

Prelates pay respect at the coffin of Pope John Paul II in St. Peter's Basilica following his beatification in Vatican City on May 1, 2011. UPI/Stefano Spaziani | License Photo
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