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Finally I have fulfilled a long-held ambition to walk among the penitents in Valladolid

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But we who believe that life is sacred must never ‘pontificate’ to those who don’t share our convictions

Judas was perhaps the first person to hate God in terms we can understand

Ahead of his canonisation, it is a timely moment to reflect on how Blessed John Paul has inspired us

Pilate’s wife appears in one verse of St Matthew’s Gospel proclaiming Jesus’s innocence

The then-Cardinal Bergoglio reportedly came second in the 2005 conclave and is said to have been relieved he wasn’t elected on that occasion

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Pope Benedict was no less a pontiff of profound personal humility because he wore red shoes and lived in the papal apartments