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2 popes canonized as saints in historic ceremony

Locals witness historical canonization

Packing Saint Peter's Square Sunday were collars and cassocks from all over the world were seen.

Devin Scillian reports from Rome on historic day

Devin Scillian reports from Rome on historic day

Pope Francis declared Popes John XXIII and John Paul II saints Sunday in an unprecedented ceremony

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Inside the Vatican

Images of the square outside Saint Peter's Basilica in Vatican City are immediately recognizable. Now, take a peek at some views of the Vatican that aren't as familiar.

Pope John Paul II

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Unusual moments in papal history

On Saturday, Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II will both be named saints. In light of their canonization, take a look back at a few of the notable, unusual and surprising moments throughout papal history.

Pope Francis I

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The Papacy: Electing a new pope

One year ago today, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis. Click here to learn more about the election process and the history of the papacy.

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Pope Francis officially inaugurated

The Vatican estimates some 150,000 people gathered in St. Peter's Square Tuesday for Pope Francis' inaugural mass. Wearing the same simple iron cross he wore as a cardinal, and insisting upon remaining close with the people, Francis officially assumed the role as pontiff and set the tone for his papacy.

Devin Scillian: Pope's first day

Local 4's Devin Scillian is in Vatican City for Pope's Francis' first day.

Pope Francis Chicago Sun-Times front page

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World welcomes Francis on front pages

Newspapers around the world heralded the election of Pope Francis on their front pages.

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Devin Scillian: The Pope of the Poor

I hate to quote anything from "Jerry McGuire," but I sense that my developing theme on what occurred last night in St. Peter's Square is ...

Pope Francis, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio

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Argentina's Jorge Bergoglio elected new pope

Jorge Bergogolio was elected pope on March 13, 2013. He is the first non-European pope in the modern era. He is also the first pontiff from South America, and the first Jesuit to be elected head of the Roman Catholic Church.

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Detroit Catholics celebrate new Pope

The Detroit Archbishop welcomed the announcement with prayer on Wednesday.

New Pope Elected Woman Prays

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World reacts to new pope

The world reacts to news of a new pope to head the Catholic Church.

Pope Francis I

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Who is the new pope?

Who is the new pope of the Roman Catholic Church?

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Picking a pope: What happens in conclave

After weeks of speculation and plenty of pre-conclave meetings, the conclave has selected a new pope. Take a look at what's involved in the process of choosing a pope.

Obama file

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Obama: U.S. pope would do just as well

As cardinals gather at the Vatican to elect a new pope, President Barack Obama said he believes U.S. politics wouldn't stand in the way of an American pope doing his job.

Pope - Final audience Feb

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Pope Benedict XVI enters retirement

What does retirement mean for Pope Benedict XVI?

Pope Benedict XVI in Saturno hat

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Pope Benedict XVI through the years

Look back at Pope Benedict XVI through the years.

Devin at the Vatican: The suspense builds

Earlier this year, I saw Zero Dark Thirty, a film about the hunt for Osama Bin Laden.  I was struck by how...

Devin Scillian: Sistine Chapel smoke watch

Local 4's Devin Scillian is in Vatican City as the Catholic church's conclave meets to select the next pope meets.

Pope greeting cardinals

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Pope's wardrobe explained

Have you ever wondered about the story behind Pope Benedict XVI's famous red shoes or why all cardinals wear caps that looks like yarmulkes? Find out what the pope wears and why.

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Devin in Vatican City: The start of the conclave

We're just a few hours away from the start of the conclave as the cardinals will ...

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Devin sends papal conclave updates from Vatican

Local 4's Devin Scillian is at the Vatican sending us updates on the papal conclave.

Local 4 headed to Rome for selection of new pope

Local 4's Devin Scillian is on his way to Rome as Roman Catholic cardinals prepare to gather to begin the process of selecting the next pope.

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Images: Ratzinger becomes Pope Benedict XVI

Choosing the name Benedict XVI, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is elected pope on April 19, 2005.

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