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Pope Francis is popular with the secular media because they think he’s about to abandon the disciplines of the Church; and they have built him up by denigrating Benedict XVI

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Protect the Pope was always feisty, either in defence of the Church against secularist attack, or against enemies of Catholic truth and discipline within the Church

Plans to recognise Pope Emeritus for his contribution were stalled after resignation

Former pope praises predecessor in collection of interviews

Pope donates 150 eggs to children at the Bambino Gesu paediatric hospital

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

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

Judith Babarsky read Richard Dawkins’ book and Benedict XVI’s Jesus of Nazareth before converting to Catholicism