Ex-pope Benedict XVI will attend sainthood ceremony

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VATICAN CITY – Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI will attend the canonisation ceremony to elevate John Paul II and John XXIII to sainthood and will celebrate mass with Pope Francis, the Vatican said Saturday.

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The presence of the 87-year-old former pontiff, who resigned last year and lives a secluded life within the Vatican walls, will for the first time ever see two living popes together to celebrate two deceased predecessors.

AFP

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