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John Paul II was elected in 1978 and will be canonised next year

Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII will be canonised on April 27 2014

Man walks along battered street in Homs, Syria

In a letter released by ACN, Father Frans van der Lugt wrote about the desperate situation in Homs

Pope Francis issued his first excommunication since become Pope in March (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Australian priest had continued to act publicly as a priest after having priestly facilities removed

Ukrainian Catholic leader Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk (CNS)

Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk says EU is ‘like a teenager … who needs a Christian education’

Pope Francis (AP)

Pope was speaking during morning Mass at Domus Sanctae Marthae

Archbishop Welby has also condemned Pakistan's blasphemy laws (CNS)

Archbishop Welby said those killed in Peshawar on Sunday were attacked for their faith

Pope John Paul II kisses the floor of the prison cell of Father Maximilian Kolbe (CNS)

The saint’s relics will be venerated in Notre Dame de France church in Leicester Square

Damian McBride (PA)

Cafod backs former spin doctor over publication of controversial memoirs

Pope Francis called for prayer for the perecuted church  (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Holy Father says we should treat suffering Christians abroad as members of our own family

Pope Francis poses with young people during his recent visit to Cagliari, Sardinia (CNS)

Francis calls for “a spirit of profound solidarity and compassion” in dealing with migrants around the world