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

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

The giant image is unveiled days before beatification ceremony

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

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

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

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

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Feast will be celebrated in Diocese of Rome and in Poland