Saturday, April 30, 2011
pilgrims gather in rome for pope john paul ii beatification
from abc13: Thousands of people came to a prayer vigil Saturday night at Circus Maximus, just a few miles from the Vatican, showing that Pope John Paul II can unite the masses in death just as he did in life... After the prayer vigil, the city is holding its first white night of prayer to allow pilgrims to pray at eight churches in the center of the city until dawn. The beatification ceremony is the next step toward sainthood for the late pope. The ceremony is set for Sunday.