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Pope Francis talks with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Ireland must avoid repeating the mistakes of St John Paul II’s visit in 1979

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops (CNS)

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Bishop Thomas Olmsted at last year's 'Honor Your Mother' event in downtown Phoenix (CNS)

Bishop Thomas Olmsted said conscience must be formed in accordance with ‘God’s word and the authoritative teaching of the Church’

A man reaches for the box containing the mortal remains of Padre Pio (AP)

It will be the first time the relic has left Italy

St John Paul II with Mother Teresa  in 1986 (AP)

From St John Paul II to the Queen, Mother Teresa left a lasting impression on those she met

Polish Cardinal Franciszek Macharski (AP)

Polish cardinal dies aged 89

Cardinal Franciszek Macharski became Archbishop of Kraków after the election of Pope John Paul II

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Sanctuary of St John Paul II (L'Osservatore Romano/AP)

Francis celebrated Mass at a shrine dedicated to his Polish predecessor

Pope Francis celebrates a Mass at the St John Paul II Sanctuary (AP)

Pope Francis celebrated Mass for priests and religious at the Sanctuary of St John Paul II in Kraków

Pope Francis walks with nuns as he arrives at the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Kraków (AP)

Francis is also visiting the Sanctuary of St John Paul II, near the Lagiewniki shrine

Flowers at a makeshift memorial to Fr Hamel in Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray, Normandy (AP)

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