An up-to-the-minute guide to the historic ceremony in Rome

HIGHLIGHTS

  • John XXIII and John Paul II have been canonised in first double papal canonisation in history
  • Pope Francis read a formula of canonisation, enrolling two popes among the saints
  • The Pope Emeritus concelebrated at the ceremony as well

LIVE UPDATES

11:13 Thank you for following this live blog. We wish you a happy and holy Sunday.

11:09 Pope Francis gives the final Blessing and ends with the dismissal: “Go forth, the Mass is ended, alleluia, alleluia.” All reply: “Thanks be to God, alleluia, alleluia.”

11:08 The Regina caeli is also said in place of the Angelus during Eastertide.

Queen of Heaven

V. Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia.
R. For He whom you did merit to bear, alleluia.
V. Has risen, as he said, alleluia.
R. Pray for us to God, alleluia.
V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.
R. For the Lord has truly risen, alleluia.

Let us pray. O God, who gave joy to the world through the resurrection of Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, grant we beseech Thee, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may obtain the joys of everlasting life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Regina caeli

V. Regina caeli, laetare, alleluia.
R. Quia quem meruisti portare, alleluia.
V. Resurrexit, sicut dixit, alleluia.
R. Ora pro nobis Deum, alleluia.

V. Gaude et laetare, Virgo Maria, alleluia.
R. Quia surrexit Dominus vere, alleluia.

Oremus. Deus, qui per resurrectionem Filii tui, Domini nostri Iesu Christi, mundum laetificare dignatus es: praesta, quaesumus; ut per eius Genetricem Virginem Mariam, perpetuae capiamus gaudia vitae. Per eundem Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.

11:05 And here’s the latest on numbers: