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Dictator Robert Mugabe arrived in Rome for the beatification of the late Pope John Paul II, a diplomatic relationship exists between Zimbabwe and the Vatican, a sovereign state that is not a member of the European Union.

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Dictador de Zimbabue asistió a beatificación de Juan Pablo II y estuvo a sus anchas en el Vaticano .

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Bishop James Harvey welcomes Robert Mugabe before the funeral of Pope John Paul II on April 8, 2005.

 

En la ciudad del Vaticano, numerosas personalidades asistieron a la ceremonia de beatificación de Juan Pablo II. Entre los invitados destacó la presencia del presidente de Zimbabue, Robert Mugabe, declarado “persona non grata” en la Unión Europea cuyas cuentas fueron congeladas en el 2002 por la UE y los Estados Unidos debido a las violaciones de derechos humanos perpetrados por su régimen. 

“No hay nada que ocultar. Zimbabue es un Estado que mantiene relaciones diplomáticas con la Santa Sede” declaró el portavoz del Vaticano, Federico Lombardi y añadió que no tenía nada ni de raro ni de malo que se juntara a otros 15 presidentes del mundo. 

Esta no fue la primera vez que Mugabe viajaba a Roma. El 8 de abril del 2005 el mandatario de Zimbabue asistió al funeral de Juan Pablo II debido a los Pactos Lateranenses que obligan a Italia a dejar pasar por su suelo a todas las personalidades que se dirijan a la Santa Sede. 

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    Robert Mugabe Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace arrive at the John Paul II Beatification Ceremony held by Pope Benedict XVI on May 1, 2011 in Vatican City, Vatican. The ceremony marking the beatification and the last stages of the process to elevate Pope John Paul II to sainthood was led by his successor Pope Benedict XI and attended by tens of thousands of pilgrims alongside heads of state and dignitaries.
Robert Mugabe Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace arrive at the John Paul II Beatification Ceremony held by Pope Benedict XVI on May 1, 2011 in Vatican City, Vatican. The ceremony marking the beatification and the last stages of the process to elevate Pope John Paul II to sainthood was led by his successor Pope Benedict XI and attended by tens of thousands of pilgrims alongside heads of state and dignitaries.
Robert Mugabe Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace arrive at the John Paul II Beatification Ceremony held by Pope Benedict XVI on May 1, 2011 in Vatican City, Vatican. The ceremony marking the beatification and the last stages of the process to elevate Pope John Paul II to sainthood was led by his successor Pope Benedict XI and attended by tens of thousands of pilgrims alongside heads of state and dignitaries.
Robert Mugabe Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe (3rd L) and his wife Grace (2nd L) attend the John Paul II Beatification Ceremony held by Pope Benedict XVI on May 1, 2011 in Vatican City, Vatican. at St. Peter's Basilica on May 1, 2011 in Vatican City, Vatican. The ceremony marking the beatification and the last stages of the process to elevate Pope John Paul II to sainthood was led by his successor Pope Benedict XI and attended by tens of thousands of pilgrims alongside heads of state and dignitaries.
 
John Paul II Beatification Mass And Ceremony
In This Photo: Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe (3rd L) and his wife Grace (2nd L) attend the John Paul II Beatification Ceremony held by Pope Benedict XVI on May 1, 2011 in Vatican City, Vatican. at St. Peter's Basilica on May 1, 2011 in Vatican City, Vatican. The ceremony marking the beatification and the last stages of the process to elevate Pope John Paul II to sainthood was led by his successor Pope Benedict XI and attended by tens of thousands of pilgrims alongside heads of state and dignitaries.

( // April 30, 2011 - Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images Europe)
Robert Mugabe Members of Zimbabwe Delegation arrive at John Paul II Beatification Ceremony held by Pope Benedict XVI on May 1, 2011 in Vatican City, Vatican. The ceremony marking the beatification and the last stages of the process to elevate Pope John Paul II to sainthood was led by his successor Pope Benedict XI and attended by tens of thousands of pilgrims alongside heads of state and dignitaries.
John Paul II Beatification Mass And Ceremony
In This Photo: Robert Mugabe

Members of Zimbabwe Delegation arrive at John Paul II Beatification Ceremony held by Pope Benedict XVI on May 1, 2011 in Vatican City, Vatican. The ceremony marking the beatification and the last stages of the process to elevate Pope John Paul II to sainthood was led by his successor Pope Benedict XI and attended by tens of thousands of pilgrims alongside heads of state and dignitaries.

( // April 30, 2011 - Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images Europe)
Robert Mugabe Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace arrive at the John Paul II Beatification Ceremony held by Pope Benedict XVI on May 1, 2011 in Vatican City, Vatican. The ceremony marking the beatification and the last stages of the process to elevate Pope John Paul II to sainthood was led by his successor Pope Benedict XI and attended by tens of thousands of pilgrims alongside heads of state and dignitaries.
John Paul II Beatification Mass And Ceremony
In This Photo: Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace arrive at the John Paul II Beatification Ceremony held by Pope Benedict XVI on May 1, 2011 in Vatican City, Vatican. The ceremony marking the beatification and the last stages of the process to elevate Pope John Paul II to sainthood was led by his successor Pope Benedict XI and attended by tens of thousands of pilgrims alongside heads of state and dignitaries.

( // April 30, 2011 - Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images Europe)

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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and his wife, Grace, and their sons at St. Peter's Basilica on May 1, 2011 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
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Mugabe in Rome for pope’s beatification

April 30, 2011  

Bishop James Harvey welcomes Robert Mugabe before the funeral of Pope John Paul II on April 8, 2005.

Rome (CNN) — Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe arrived in Rome for the beatification of the late Pope John Paul II, airport officials said Saturday, despite his EU-wide travel ban for alleged human rights abuses.

The Vatican did not personally invite Mugabe to the Sunday event, said the Rev. Federico Lombardi of the Holy See Press office.

But a diplomatic relationship exists between Zimbabwe and the Vatican, a sovereign state that is not a member of the European Union.

“It (the Vatican) cannot tell Mugabe not to come if he wants to take part, just like it wouldn’t tell no to (U.S. President Barack) Obama or (French President Nicolas) Sarkozy, if they had wanted to come,” Lombardi said.

The beatification is the biggest event in Vatican City since Pope John Paul II’s death six years ago.

Hundreds of thousands of Catholic faithful will gather in St. Peter’s Square to witness the ceremony, the penultimate step toward the pontiff’s sainthood.

On Friday, workers exhumed the pope’s casket from its tomb in the Vatican Grottoes.

“As can be recalled, the Pope was buried in three coffins,” Lombardi said. “The first of wood — which was displayed during the funeral. The second of lead, which is sealed. And the third — external one — which is also made of wood and was the one revealed this morning at the moment of the extraction from the tomb.

“It is in a good state of preservation, even though showing signs of the passage of time.”

After the Sunday ceremony, the casket’s permanent home is likely to be the basilica’s Chapel of St. Sebastian.

Beatification means the candidate can be referred to as “blessed,” and that one miracle has been confirmed in his or her name. Another miracle is required for canonization, the formal act of declaring someone a saint.

While normally a person cannot become a saint until 50 years after their death, John Paul II was put on a fast track to sainthood by the current Pope Benedict XVI, who waived the normal five-year waiting period to begin the beatification process.

The city will also provide 3,000 police and traffic officers, thousands of volunteers and additional buses and metro services.

A no-fly zone will be in effect over St. Peter’s Square, and field hospitals and medical assistance points will be set up.

The cost of the beatification ceremony to the city of Rome alone will be 3.5 million euros, according to government officials.

               

              

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Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace arrive at Rome's Fiumicino airport Source: AFP

ZIMBABWEAN President Robert Mugabe has landed in Rome to attend the beatification of late pope John Paul II at the Vatican.

Mugabe, 87, who obtained a special exemption from a European Union travel ban to make the journey, arrived in Rome's main airport.

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