John Paul II Beatification Mass And Ceremony

President of Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano (1st row L), Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (1st row R), Elisabetta Tulliani (2nd row L) and Gianfranco Fini (2nd row R) attend John Paul II Beatification Ceremony held by Pope Benedict XVI on May 1, 2011 in Vatican City, Vatican. The ceremony marking the beatification and the last stages of the process to elevate Pope John Paul II to sainthood was led by his successor Pope Benedict XI and attended by tens of thousands of pilgrims alongside heads of state and dignitaries.
(April 30, 2011 - Source: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images Europe)