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Beatification of Pope John Paul II

From the day of the beatification, May 1, until all of the flow of the faithful, the remains of John Paul II will be exhibited for veneration in St. Peter's Basilica, in front of the Altar of Confession


Saturday, April 30, 2011
From 20.00 to 22.30 at the Circus Maximus will celebrate the vigil of preparation, led by Cardinal Agostino Vallini, Vicar General of His Holiness for the Diocese of Rome, and Pope Benedict XVI will join spiritually through a video link.


Sunday, May 1, 2011
At 10.00 will start in St. Peter's Square presided over the celebration of the beatification by the Pope.

Monday, May 2, 2011
At 10.30 am in St. Peter's Square celebrated the thanksgiving Mass presided by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Secretary of State.
The burial of the remains of the new blessed in the Vatican Basilica, at the Chapel of St. Sebastian, will then privately.


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