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Topic: Circus Maximus

Pilgrims remember John Paul II at vigil

Crowd of 200,000 in Rome hear testimonies from John Paul II’s close friends and from the Sister cured of Parkinson’s thanks to his intercession

A guide to the beatification events in Rome

The next event is a vigil at Circus Maximus tonight

Tomb of John Paul II is opened on eve of beatification

His casket is placed before the tomb of St Peter

Vatican releases John Paul II beatification schedule

The Vatican issues a three-day timetable of events and emphasises that beatification Mass is free and not ticketed

Prayer vigil to be held in Circus Maximus on eve of John Paul II beatification

Rome is already making preparations to welcome around two million pilgrims