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This Sunday, 27 April, also Divine Mercy Sunday, Pope Francis will canonise two of the modern churchs greatest Popes Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. Millions are expected to travel to Rome for the event in St Peters Square.
Cardinal Pell was studying for the priesthood during John XXIIIs papacy. In 1966 John Paul II appointed him Archbishop of Melbourne and in 2001 Archbishop of Sydney. Then in 2003 JP II elevated him to the Sacred College of Cardinals. Cardinal Pell shares his reflections on both Popes.