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Vatican: retired Pope Benedict to help Francis celebrate sainthood ceremony for 2 pontiffs
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Saturday, April 26, 2014 6:28 AM EDT
The Vatican says the retired pontiff, Benedict XVI, will be among prelates helping Pope Francis to celebrate the sainthood ceremony Sunday for their late predecessors John Paul II and John XXIII.
Benedict resigned from the papacy a year ago, and since has largely dedicated himself to prayer in a monastery on the Vatican grounds. Sunday's appearance will be his most high-profile one since he retired.
Benedict presided over John Paul II's funeral in the square in 2005, and was elected pontiff soon after.