What You Need to Know About Pope John Paul’s May 1st Beatification

If you’re thinking of heading to Rome for the May 1st beatification of Pope John Paul II, you will be in good company as part of an expected crowd of two million pilgrims. People from all over the globe are flocking to the Eternal City to witness this historic and much-anticipated event. With Rome spreading its resources thin in order to accommodate the influx of visitors, there is some important information you should know if you too are planning to experience this historic event firsthand.

Kendra Howard answers all of your beatification travel questions — from where to find hard-to-get lodging, who is runnning special beatification tours, whether or not you need tickets or the beatifiation mass and how to find out more about related events in Rome that week.

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