Latin Americans celebrate popes’ canonization

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Pope Francis kisses the relic of Pope John Paul II she received from Floribeth Mora, second right, a Costa Rican woman whose inoperable brain aneurysm purportedly disappeared after she prayed to John Paul II, during a solemn ceremony in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Pope Francis has declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints in an unprecedented canonization ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tens of thousands of faithful around Latin America on Sunday celebrated the canonization of the late popes John Paul II and John XXIII with pre-dawn vigils, music, prayer and much faith, especially for the Polish pontiff so beloved across the region.