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GK Chesterton in Brighton in 1935  (AP) Below: Statue of St Therese Lisieux at The National Shrine of St Therese in Darien, USA (CNS)

Father John Udris, who is investigating GK Chesterton’s Cause, says his public persona belied humility

Young John Paul II with his father

The late pope’s father was instrumental in forming Karol Wojtyła’s faith

Pope Francis arrives in St Peter's Square for the general audience (AP)

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Saint Thérèse of Lisieux is renowned for her fidelity and obedience (CNS)

Why are Catholics so disobedient?

None of us is immune from the temptation to dissent

Pope Francis (CNS)

Council of Cardinals gather in Rome for three days of talks with Pope on reform of the Vatican

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

The south-east wing of the Mater Hospital in Dublin (Haydn West/PA Wire)

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Pope Francis (AP)

‘Faced with sin, we must escape without any nostalgia,’ Francis says

A man weeps outside the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich (PA)

Would it not be more just to execute perpetrators rather than incarcerate them?

Archbishop Gomez greets Cardinal Mahony in May 2010 (AP)

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