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John Paul II meets the nephew and nieces of John XXIII in 2000 (AP)

Two popes may be canonised at the same ceremony in the autumn

Pope Francis (AP)

‘Faced with sin, we must escape without any nostalgia,’ Francis says

The Institute for the Works of Religion, or Vatican bank (CNS)

Paolo Cipriani and Massimo Tulli offered their resignations from the bank yesterday

Pope prays rosary at Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome Photo: CNS

At morning Mass Pope says prayer requires tenacity and courage

The Pope celebrates a Mass in the Domus Sanctae Marthae (CNS)

Pontiff says ‘the Lord always chooses His way to enter into our lives’

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone: concerned about American democracy (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Archbishop says ruling on California’s marriage act undermines the law

Pope Francis delivers his speech in St Peter's Square at his weekly general audience (Photo: PA)

I am just like each of you, says Pontiff at general audience

Gov Andrew Cuomo proposed the Women's Equality Act (Photo: CNS)

Decision a “remarkable victory for unborn children,” says New York State Catholic Conference

Pope Francis celebrating Mass in the Domus Sanctae Marthae  (Photo: CNS)

Pontiff makes plea during morning Mass homily

Pope Francis has hailed the example of St John the Baptist (AP)

Pope urges Church to imitate courageous witness of St John the Baptist