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The approach of the Council could not be persuasive if it was not also complemented by definitive teaching

An up-to-the-minute guide to the historic ceremony in Rome

Video feed of the canonisation Mass of John XXIII and John Paul II in St Peter’s Square

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

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

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”

As we approach the canonisations of John XXIII and John Paul II on Sunday, we remember five important aspects of the saints’ lives

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

The Catholic Church ‘thinks in centuries’ and this phrase rests on the received wisdom that time needs to pass before we can make a judgement on someone