Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, center wearing the mitre, is followed by prelates as he walks towards the alter beneath a tapestry showing late Pope John Paul II for a ... more 
Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, center wearing the mitre, is followed by prelates as he walks towards the alter beneath a tapestry showing late Pope John Paul II for a thanksgiving mass in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Monday, May 2, 2011. Tens of thousands of Catholic faithful have filled St. Peter's Square for a Mass of thanksgiving for the beatification of John Paul II. The Mass is being celebrated by the Vatican No. 2, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone. Among the large crowds entering the square Monday were many Poles overjoyed at Sunday's beatification of the Polish-born pontiff. After Sunday's beatification, about 250,000 faithful filed past John Paul's simple wooden coffin in St. Peter's Basilica. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Pier Paolo Cito
Mon, May 2, 2011 6:05 AM EDT