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Pope Francis declared Popes John XXIII and John Paul II saints before some 800,000 people on Sunday in an unprecedented ceremony ...
made even more historic by the presence of emeritus Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Square. (April 27)
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SHOTLIST:CTV - AP CLIENTS ONLYVatican City - 27 April 20141. Mid of Pope Francis beginning homily2. Pan of audience at St. Peter's Square3. Mid of Pope Francis declaring sainthood4. Wide of crowd at St. Peter's Square5. Pan of crowd6. Mid of images of John XXIII and John Paul IIAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYRome - 27 April 20147. Various of pilgrims sleeping8. SOUNDBITE (English) Robert, pilgrim from Sydney, Australia (Transcript Below)CTV - AP CLIENTS ONLYVatican City - 27 April 20149. Wide of St Peter's, banners with images of John Paul II and John XXIII on either side10. Pan of crowd11. Mid of Pope Francis and emeritus Pope Benedict XVI at ceremony12. Close of image of John XXIII13. SOUNDBITE (Italian) Pope Francis (Transcript Below)14. Mid of image of John Paul II15. SOUNDBITE (Italian) Pope Francis (Transcript Below)16. Mid of pilgrim waving a Polish flag17. Pan of audience, European Council President Van Rompuy18. Pan of crowdAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYWadowice, Poland - 27 April 201419. Tilt of square full of people waving flags20. Picture of John Paul II on flag21. Mid of people watching ceremony22. SOUNDBITE (Polish) Margonata Marmola, resident of Wadowice (Transcript Below)CTV - AP CLIENTS ONLYVatican City - 27 April 201423. Various of Pope riding through St Peter's Square in popemobileVOICE OVER SCRIPT:(nats)POPE FRANCIS HAS DECLARED TWO OF HIS PREDECESSORS SAINTS ON SUNDAY IN AN UNPRECEDENTED CEREMONY WATCHED BY MILLIONS OF CATHOLICS ACROSS THE GLOBE.(nats: Pope Francis declaring sainthood)AN ESTIMATED 800,000 PILGRIMS GATHERED IN ST. PETER'S SQUARE TO WATCH THE CANONIZATION OF JOHN XXIII AND JOHN PAUL II...MANY HAD CAMPED OVERNIGHT IN HOPES OF BEING ABLE TO ATTEND SUCH A HISTORIC EVENT.SOUNDBITE (English) Robert, pilgrim from Sydney, Australia"We all understand how important this is to recognize two great men in the Church, two great Popes and their contribution to the life of the Church and how it's affected us even as far away as Australia."NEVER BEFORE HAVE TWO PONTIFFS BEEN DECLARED SAINTS AT THE SAME TIME.IT'S ALSO THE FIRST TIME A REIGNING AND RETIRED POPE HAVE CELEBRATED MASS TOGETHER IN PUBLIC...MUCH LESS AT AN EVENT HONORING TWO OF THEIR MOST FAMOUS PREDECESSORS.SOUNDBITE (Italian) Pope Francis: "John XXIII showed an exquisite openness to the Holy Spirit. He let himself be led and he was for the Church a pastor, a servant-leader, led by the Spirit." "In his own service to the People of God, John Paul II was the pope of the family. He himself once said that he wanted to be remembered as the pope of the family."KINGS, QUEENS, PRIME MINISTERS, AND PRESIDENTS CAME FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO ATTEND THE CEREMONY.BUT IN POPE JOHN PAUL'S NATIVE POLAND, MANY GATHERED AT THE PLACE OF HIS BIRTH TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS TO A MAN REVERED FOR HIS TEACHINGS ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND DIGNITY...ONE WIDELY CREDITED WITH BRINGING A PEACEFUL END TO COMMUNISM IN THE COUNTRY.SOUNDBITE (Polish) Margonata Marmola, resident of Wadowice:"I remember his kindness, I remember his closeness. We are so happy that this is happening today."FRANCIS' DECISION TO CANONIZE TWO OF THE 20TH CENTURIES GREATEST SPIRITUAL LEADERS IS SEEN AS AN APPEAL TO BOTH PROGRESSIVE AND CONSERVATIVE FACTIONS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH.MAGGIE MAZZETTI, ASSOCIATED PRESS.