One million people gathered on St. Peter’s square
One million people gathered on St. Peter’s square to assist at the beatification mass of the beloved pope John Paul II. In record time of only 6 years after death the Polish pope was declared a Beatus. The beatification process was concluded when the pope Benedict XVI approved that the healing of the French nun Marie Simon-Pierre was a miracle due to the intercession of the pope JPII.
This is how the square of St. Peter’s basilica looked at the time when the mass was starting!