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John Paul II during a visit to Paris in 1980 (Photo: CNS)

His beatification is a declaration of his holiness, not his achievements

Eduardo Verastegui with the award for Outstanding Performance of a Lead Latino Cast in a Motion Picture at the 2008 ALMA Awards (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 20/01/11

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Pope Benedict XVI gives his blessing during the weekly general audience at the Vatican today (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 19/01/11

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Fr Keith Newton, Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, right, at yesterday's press conference (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/01/11

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Pilgrims at the funeral Mass of John Paul II in St Peter's Square (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

By the time of his death, his greatness had become universally perceived

Pope Benedict XVI waves at the faithful at the end of the Angelus (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 17/01/11

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

George VI, or 'Bertie', is played by Colin Firth in The King's Speech

Our future king thinks Christianity is just one of many faiths

An image of yesterday's diaconal ordination of the three former Anglican bishops. They will be the first members of the world's first ordinariate (still from video by James Bradley)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 14/01/11

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Representatives of 12 religions pray together during the World Day of Prayer for Peace, hosted by Pope John Paul II in Assisi (Photo: AP)

Or is it worth running the risk in order to unite the world’s religions in the cause of peace?

John Paul II prays at Santa Maria degli Angeli in Assisi with representatives of 12 world religions (AP Photo)

The interfaith pilgrimage to Assisi doesn’t compromise a single Catholic belief