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Pope John Paul I who was also known as 'The Smiling Pope' (CNS)

Document advancing beatification of ‘the Smiling Pope’ will be submitted this autumn

Mother Mary Veronica of the Passion

Pope formally declares that Mother Mary Veronica of the Passion, a Carmelite nun, lived a life of heroic virtue

Benedict XVI

Former pope praises predecessor in collection of interviews

John Paul II prays during a Mass in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in 2003 Below: John XXIII pictured in the Vatican Gardens (CNS)

A pair of saints to be proud of

John XXIII was very much a man of the people, while John Paul II lived the Gospel without compromise

Blessed John Paul II will be canonised on April 27 (CNS)

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

Blessed John Paul II (Photo: CNS)

Pope Francis to make announcement on September 30

Pope Francis greets Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos during the canonisation Mass on Sunday (Photo: CNS)

First Colombian saint and more than 800 Italian martyrs recognised by Pope Francis

People view relics of the martyrs in the Cathedral of Otranto (Photo: CNS)

Pope’s first canonisation will recognise Blessed Antonio Primaldo and the townsfolk of Otranto

Brothers to seek a miracle for founder

Brothers to seek a miracle for founder

The Christian Brothers hope to find a second miracle for the canonisation of Blessed Edmund Rice