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Topic: Blessed Pope John Paul II

John Paul II is the great hero of post-war Catholicism and his critics can shut it

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

Woman recounts miracle after watching John Paul II beatification on TV

Costa Rican mother of four was told she only had a month to live

‘Francis effect’ inspires boom in sales of papal merchandise

Popular items include Pope Francis ‘onesies’, T-shirts, cufflinks, shot glasses, and cocktail shakers

Catholics around the world mourn Nelson Mandela

Catholics supported former South African president’s struggle against apartheid

Pope Francis to consecrate the world to Immaculate Heart of Mary

The original statue of Our Lady of Fatima to be brought to the Vatican for Marian celebration

Costa Rican woman speaks of John Paul II miracle

Floribeth Mora Diaz recovered from apparently fatal illness after hearing voice of pope

Pope calls John XXIII ‘model of holiness’ on 50th anniversary of death

John XXIII died on June 3 1963

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Blood-stained cassock of Blessed John Paul II to be venerated in London

Piece of cassock soaked in a vial of the late pope’s blood is being flown from Ireland today