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John Paul II: his dramatic life story

We recall the highlights of the late pope’s life

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

Blessed John Paul II's notebooks are set to be published on February 5

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

A worker seals boxes of documents after a Mass in 2007 marking the conclusion of the initial phase of the Cause of Pope John Paul II in the Basilica of St John Lateran (CNS photo/Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters)

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This is a scan of a badly deteriorated negative of Pope John Paul II meeting his would-be assassin, Mehmet Ali Agca, in a Rome prison in 1983. The Vatican is embarking on a project to restore and digitise its archive of photographic images (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

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Orthodox Metropolitan John Zizioulas and Dr Rowan Williams at the Vatican yesterday (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/11/10

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Benedict XVI prays at tomb of John Paul II

Pope follows All Souls’ Day tradition of praying at tombs of predecessors

Pope Benedict XVI gestures to the faithful during his weekly general audience in the Paul VI hall (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

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Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, head of the Vatican bank  (CNS photo/Remo Casilli, Reuters)

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The process to beatify John Paul II is accelerating.