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Friday, April 25, 2014

Pope Francis To Hold Historic Double Canonization

Tapestries depicting the late Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII hang on the balcony of St Peters basilica on April 25, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. The late Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII will be canonized on Sunday 27 April, inside the Vatican. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Tapestries depicting the late Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII hang on the balcony of St Peters basilica on April 25, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. The late Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII will be canonized on Sunday 27 April, inside the Vatican. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

This Sunday, Pope Francis will elevate two former popes to sainthood: Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II.

While Pope John XXIII is remembered as an icon of the progressive wing of the Catholic Church, Pope John Paul II is remembered for upholding orthodoxy and doctrine.

Millions of pilgrims are expected to descend upon Rome for the joint canonization, which occurs just one week after the ceremonies of Holy Week.

NPR’s Senior European Correspondent Sylvia Poggioli joins Here & Now’s Robin Young from Rome to discuss this weekend’s canonization and the disparate legacies of these two popes.

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