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Polish national flags held aloft by Polish pilgrims fly in front of the banner of the late Pope John Paul II, while attending a mass of thanksgiving led by Vatican Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone in Saint Peter’s Square in the Vatican on May 2, 2011. A giant banner bearing a smiling portrait of the charismatic Polish pope was unveiled over the facade of Saint Peter’s Basilica Sunday after Benedict pronounced the formula of beatification just six years after John Paul’s death. AFP PHOTO/ALBERTO PIZZOLI