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World's biggest pope? Massive statue of John Paul II lifted into place in Poland

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A 46-foot-high statue of Pope John Paul II was installed at the Miniature Park in Czestochowa, Poland, on Sunday. The monument, which is reputed to be the world's largest statue of the former pope, is set to be formally unveiled on April 13.  

John Paul II was beatified in a ceremony at the Vatican on May 1, 2011, bringing him a step closer to sainthood.

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View a timeline of photographs spanning the life of Pope John Paul II.