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Today, 1 May 2011, marks the beatification of Pope John Paul II or Karol Josef Wojtyla - his Polish name. The faithful erupted in tears of joy and cheers when the face of young Pope John Paul II was unveiled in St. Peter's Basilica for his beatification in Vatican City.
Pope Benedict XVI beatified Pope John Paul II in front of million of faithful gathered in Vatican today and the nearby areas and also from live stream across the globe.
He reigned as the Pope of the Catholic Church from October 16, 1978 until his death on April 2, 2005.