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Ayrton Senna waves the Brazilian flag as he works his way through the crowd to the winner’s podium after winning the European Grand Prix at Donington in 1993 (PA)

Manish Pandey on the deep faith of Ayrton Senna, the daredevil racing driver who died 20 years ago today

Francis passes a tapestry of St John Paul II as he leaves the general audience (AP)

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People in Wadowice, Poland, St John Paul II's hometown, celebrate his canonisation (CNS)

The Polish saint was not only a remarkable spiritual leader but an outstanding political figure

Peter Drummond-Murray (congress2006.com)

Paying tribute to a man who was brave, eccentric and generous

The Pope greets Cardinal Bertone at his farewell ceremony in October (CNS)

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Pope Francis referred to the Synod on Marriage and Family at the canonisation ceremony (PA)

Pope Francis’s homily yesterday seemed to be an insight into the upcoming Synod on Marriage and Family

Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

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St John Paul II during his 1981 trip to the Philippines (CNS)

If any figure deserves to be ‘fast-tracked’ to canonisation, it is the fast-tracker himself

Russian President Vladimir Putin (PA)

Dangers to religion from too close a relationship to the state are vividly illustrated by Putin today

David Cameron during a visit to the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem (Photo: CNS)

Rather than retreat to the catacombs, we should confidently proclaim the stupendous truths of the Creed