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Pilgrims flock to Vatican City

Thousands of pilgrims continued to flock to Saint Peter's Square in Vatican City on Saturday ahead of the Canonisation Ceremonies of Pope John Paul the 2nd and Pope John the 23rd.

Dozens of pilgrims from John Paul the 2nd's native Poland arrived in Rome earlier and set up a camp to make sure they secure the best spots in Saint Peter's Square on Sunday, where more than 200,000 faithful are expected.

Thousands of extra police officer have been deployed to patrol the Vatican and Rome to make sure it is safe for the several hundreds of thousands of tourists expected over the weekend.