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Blessed John Paul II (October 22) played a decisive role at the Second Vatican Council

Cheng waited until his 80s to publish his first novel

The 83-year-old first-time novelist was inspired by his escape from the Japanese occupation

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk (CNS)

Seventy years after massacres, archbishops call on people to ‘come together as brothers’

The British arrest Albert Speer, Grand Admiral Doenitz and General Jodl (AP Photo)

Ed West says that Norman Stone’s new book is yet another lapidary work of genius

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Just 22 when he gave up his life, the story of this young Carabinieri should be better known

Fr Franz Stock in an undated photo (CNS photo/courtesy franz-stock.org)

Man in San Francisco declared cancer free after family prayed to German Army chaplain Fr Franz Stock

Inquisition documents in the Vatican Archive. The reality is far less exciting than internet fantasists would have us believe Photo: AP/Arturo Mari, L'Osservatore Romano

Opening up would be the best way to tackle tedious but popular conspiracy theories around

Mother Riccarda Beauchamp Hambrough was a member of the Bridgettines, nicknamed 'the hot cross bun nuns'

File on Mother Riccarda is sent to the Vatican to be studied by historians and theologians

The statue and the altarpiece brought back in procession through Cospicua on November 19, 1944

The return of the statue and painting of the Virgin Mary was celebrated by most of the island’s population

Ex-Royal Marine Thomas Edmondson, a decorated World War II veteran, addressed Year 4 children at Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall, Lancashire. ‘When we arrived in France soon after D Day, the bombing made the ground shake 
and Caen was flattened,’ he told wide-eyed pupils. The children gained important insights from the encounter

Decorated World War II veteran addresses Year 4 pupils at Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall, Lancashire