The image of Blessed John Paul II is revealed after he is declared to be so by His Holiness BenedictXVI
At the Mass of Beatification I sat next to Father Scott, SOLT from Canada. After already having kept vigil throughout the previous night with many others at the concert held at the Circus Maximus, Father Scott struggled manfully to remain awake and spiritually present during the Mass.
The pilgrims kept arriving for hours after the conclusion of the Mass of beatification to line up in order to enter the basilica of Saint Peter's and ask for the new Blessed's intercession in the presence of his remains in the rotunda.
Another view of the some of the estimated 1 million plus pilgrims who came to honor the memory of Blessed John Paul II and celebrate his earthly acclamation as one who now shares the beatitude of eternal life with God.