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Benedict XVI has announced the beatification of Pope John Paul II, to take place on May 1

US author George Weigel says the late pope faced a full-scale war launched by Communism against the Catholic Church

Decree praises late pope’s steadfast faith

Congregation for the Causes of Saints today published the decree announcing John Paul II’s beatification

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The interfaith pilgrimage to Assisi doesn’t compromise a single Catholic belief

Morning Catholic must-reads: 13/01/11

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We recall the highlights of the late pope’s life

Event will mark 25th anniversary of historic meeting led by John Paul II

Doctors and theologians find that the healing of a French nun from Parkinson’s is scientifically inexplicable