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Topic: Pope John Paul II

Benedict XVI’s beatification homily: full text

John Paul II restored to Christianity its ‘true face as a religion of hope’, says Pope Benedict XVI at beatification of his great predecessor

Pilgrims remember John Paul II at vigil

Crowd of 200,000 in Rome hear testimonies from John Paul II’s close friends and from the Sister cured of Parkinson’s thanks to his intercession

Cardinal Vallini’s reflections on John Paul II: full text

Suffering purified John Paul II like ‘gold in fire’, says cardinal at prayer vigil

‘Beatification is about holiness, not a reward for being a good pope’

The full text of our interview with Archbishop Vincent Nichols ahead of the beatification of Pope John Paul II

Largest ever picture of John Paul II is hung in St Peter’s Square

The giant image is unveiled days before beatification ceremony

John Paul II’s legacy will last for centuries, says papal biographer

George Weigel says it will be several hundred years before the Church ‘takes on board’ the depth and breadth of the late pope’s teaching

Sunday’s beatification will be of a holy pope who began the fightback against the smoke of Satan

It will take 100 years to recover from the 1960s and 70s: but John Paul set us back on course

Blessed encounters with John Paul II

In meetings with the Polish pope over 25 years Fr Michael Collins got to see a side of him that most people never saw

Debate: Did John Paul II fundamentally renew Catholicism?

Or did he fail to tackle the deepest problems of the Church?

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