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The Pope Emeritus and Pope Francis greet each other at the canonisation Mass.

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

Floribeth Mora Diaz, diagnosed with a brain aneurysm in 2011, and Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi (Photo: CNS)

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

Woman looks at an poster showing three popes outside a shop in Rome (CNS)

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

Those closest to Pope John Paul II regarded him as a truly great man (CNS)

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”

Pope John Paul II laughs while speaking with Italian Cardinal Camillo Ruini on board a papal flight in 1991.  (CNS)

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

Cardinal Pietro Parolin was Apostolic Nuncio to Venezuela in 2009–2013 (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 10/04/14

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Cardinal O'Malley: 'Church will not change teaching on indissolubility' (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 20/03/14

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

Benedict XVI drives past a picture of John Paul II in St Peter's Square on the day of the late pope's beatification (CNS)

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

John Paul II was elected in 1978 and will be canonised next year

Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII will be canonised on April 27 2014