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More than 43,000 people perished at Dachau (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

‘It’s as if history itself has been erased,’ says Polish bishops’ spokesman

Candles burn by a memorial plaque at the Birkenau Nazi death camp in Oswiecim, Poland (PA)

Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz preached yesterday at Auschwitz’s Centre for Dialogue and Prayer

Some well-behaved Polish people awaiting the Pope (PA)

Krakow is sick of the behaviour of British drunks

St John Paul II appears following his election in 1978

On St John Paul II’s first feast day, we pick out piece from our archives that asks, how will history judge the Polish Pope?

Francis greets Paul Bhatti, brother of Shahbaz Bhatti, in May 2013 (AP)

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Jack MacDonald left millions to the Salvation Army (PA)

Two rich men demonstrate the importance of sharing wealth

Pope Francis waves to the faithful gathered for the Angelus (AP)

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Retired Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski who died on Sunday (CNS)

Retired General Wojciech Jaruzelski dies at the age of 90

People in Wadowice, Poland, St John Paul II's hometown, celebrate his canonisation (CNS)

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

A broken glass of a niche where the reliquary with the blood of Blessed John Pail II was located Below: The reliquary

Venerated piece of fabric stained with the late Pope’s blood still missing