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Local Priest Reaction To Two Popes Becoming Saints

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47 ABC - At the Vatican, history was made Sunday morning, as two 20th century popes, who changed the course of the Catholic Church were elevated to sainthood.

John the 23rd is heralded as bring the church into the modern era, allowing Mass to be celebrated in local languages rather than only Church Latin.

John Paul the Second helped topple communism and invigorated a new generation of Catholics during his 25 years as pontiff.

We spoke to one local priest about what it means to have the two men, both active during the 20th century, made saints.

"In our culture, we're a world of heroes...people we know, we want to emulate and both of these popes give us great example," says Fr. Ed Aigner of St. Francis De Sales in Salisbury.

About 800,000 people were in Vatican City for the celebration, including retired Pope Benedict,  who joined Pope Francis at the altar in St. Peter's Square.

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