Huge crowds witness canonisation of former popes

  Welcome to St Peter’s Square in the Vatican, where Pope Francis has just canonised the former Popes John XXlll and John Paul II, writes Religious Affairs Correspondent Joe Little. He declared them saints shortly after beginning the celebration of a special Mass on the steps of the ornate basilica named after the first Pope, Saint Peter, who the bible says was chosen by Christ with the words: “And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I …