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The beatification of John Paul II is now less than one month away and the Vatican has released the final details for the event

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Joaquín Navarro-Valls says staff offered a spontaneous prayer of thanksgiving for the Pope’s life

Arturo Mari has produced millions of photographs of popes stretching back to Pope Pius XII

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

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Rome is already making preparations to welcome around two million pilgrims

His beatification is a declaration of his holiness, not his achievements

By the time of his death, his greatness had become universally perceived