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A Katyń memorial: a priest was sent to the area to give the dead a Christian burial (AP)

A priest views the Second World War as ‘a holy war fought for multiple and mixed motives’

Cardinal Roberto Tucci, left, speaks at a 2011 Vatican press conference alongside Jesuit Fr Federico Lombardi (CNS)

Cardinal Roberto Tucci died at the age of 93

Young John Paul II with his father

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

Young woman greets Pope John Paul II during event with youths in 2004 (CNS)

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

POPE GREETS CARDINAL O'MALLEY AT GENERAL AUDIENCE

Is it time for an American Pope?

The next pontiff, whoever he is, will have an enormous task of reforming the Roman Curia

Lawyer Carlo Fusco is representing Paolo Gabriele (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 02/08/12

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Poles attend the installation of Pope John Paul II AP/Press Association Images

Communism never inspired love in a deeply faithful people