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Delegates from more than 90 countries at canonization

24/04/2014

Kings and prime ministers from 24 States at Vatican City event

Delegates from more than 90 countries at canonization

(See related) Vatican City, April 24 - Delegations from more than 90 countries and 24 heads of States, including kings and prime ministers, are expected at Sunday's double canonization, a Vatican spokesman said Friday. The delegations will include diplomats, ambassadors and other dignities, and members of Spain's royal family will participate in the ceremony where pope John XXIII and pope John Paul II will be canonized, said Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi. Also among the delegations will be representatives from Italy and Poland, the homelands of the two popes being canonized.