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The late pope’s father was instrumental in forming Karol Wojtyła’s faith

St Francis de Sales wrote with clarity about the extraordinary power of an apparently basic gesture

Pope Paul VI’s beatification will be an opportunity to re-discover his teaching, which willl do us a world of good

The affection between Saint John and the Turks remains today

The Polish saint was not only a remarkable spiritual leader but an outstanding political figure

He re-established the simple but immense fact of the Church’s authority to declare the objective truth of Catholic doctrine

Former pope praises predecessor in collection of interviews

As we approach the canonisations of John XXIII and John Paul II on Sunday, we remember five important aspects of the saints’ lives

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

Cinemas in major cities in England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland gives people chance to watch the historic event in 2D or 3D