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Pope John XXIII is famous for his encyclical Pacem Et Terris (CNS)

Pope John saw off the prophets of gloom

Upon the canonisation of this prophet of optimism and peace, we cannot help but see in him a fulfilment of the words of Jesus: ‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God!’

Pope Francis with members of the Council of Cardinals (CNS)

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Jean Vanier pictured in 2008 (Photo: CNS)

Jean Vanier to receive award that in the past has honoured Mother Teresa, Dorothy Day and Lech Walesa

The Pope arrives for this morning's general audience (AP)

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Archbishop Brown presents his credentials to the President of Ireland in February

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