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Floribeth Mora Diaz, diagnosed with a brain aneurysm in 2011, and Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi (Photo: CNS)

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

Woman looks at an poster showing three popes outside a shop in Rome (CNS)

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Those closest to Pope John Paul II regarded him as a truly great man (CNS)

Pope John Paul’s major achievement for the Church was to recover Pope John’s original purpose: to “guard” and to teach more efficaciously “the sacred deposit of Christian doctrine”

Ulf Ekman and his wife, Birgitta, meet the Pope on April 9

The founder of Scandinavia’s biggest Bible school on why he is becoming a Catholic

Cardinal Pietro Parolin was Apostolic Nuncio to Venezuela in 2009–2013 (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 10/04/14

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King Abdullah II of Jordan meets Pope Francis yesterday (AP)

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Secrets of the Vatican aired last night on Channel 4 (CNS)

Secrets of the Vatican asks some worthy questions but makes sweeping statements at points

Blessed John Paul II greets the future Benedict XVI in 2004 (CNS)

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A Polish bookshop sells copies of Blessed John Paul II's personal notes (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 06/02/14

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Polish woman greets Blessed John Paul II (CNS)

It’s when you take Mary out of the equation—as first Protestantism and then modern secularism did—that the secular feminism of our own day inevitably emerges in the end