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The process to beatify John Paul II is accelerating.

Rabbi David Rosen greets the Pope at the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, ho)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 14/10/10

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

Pope Benedict XVI gives his blessing at the end of a youth meeting in Sicily (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 04/10/10

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The visit was a personal triumph for the Holy Father himself (Photo: PA)

The last four days began in anxiety, but ended in euphoria

Delivered at St Peter’s Residence, Vauxhall, London on Saturday, 18 September 2010

Papal Visit 2010: Pope’s homily at Bellahouston Park – full text

The full text of the Holy Father’s homily to be delivered as part of the Mass at Bellahouston Park

Courtesy of the British embassy to the Holy See

In 1961 and 1980 she made official visits to meet John XXIII and John Paul II

Pope Benedict XVI pictured in the Popemobile in Portugal in May (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 09/09/10

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

Pope John Paul II at Czestochowa, Poland, in 1979 (AP Photo/Stf). His message, writes Tóibín, was 'mysterious and charismatic'

Beauty left to itself becomes ugly and malevolent

John Paul II, at Bellahouston Park, near Glasgow, in 1982, coined the phrase 'culture of death' (Photo: PA)

The last two popes have said it all: or should we keep quiet about that, too?