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The atmosphere of prayer was palpable as tears flowed

St John Paul II recognised the importance of post-abortion women

This experience of exile taught the future pope that authentic sources of purification and renewal could be found there

The Holy See has ended a historic quarrel and promoted world peace

The European Union is withering because it has uprooted itself, he says: unless it returns to God, its institutions are finished

The Church has a centuries-long history of promoting scientific inquiry

An up-to-the-minute guide to the historic ceremony in Rome

Video feed of the canonisation Mass of John XXIII and John Paul II in St Peter’s Square

If any figure deserves to be ‘fast-tracked’ to canonisation, it is the fast-tracker himself

Costa Rican mother of four was told she only had a month to live