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Pope Benedict XVI to resign: Vatican

Last Updated: Monday, February 11, 2013, 16:59

Otherwise known as Joseph Ratzinger was elected in April 2005 when Pope John Paul II died.

‘Iran behind Pope John Paul II’s attempted murder’

Last Updated: Friday, February 01, 2013, 13:11

The Turkish gunman who shot Pope John Paul II in his new autobiography has claimed that Iran’s late leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini had personally told him to kill the pope.

Late pope`s blood vial stolen, recovered

Last Updated: Thursday, August 30, 2012, 11:53

A vial of what the church says is the late Pope John Paul II`s blood was almost lost when three men stole a backpack from a priest.

Pope John Paul II relic stolen: Italian police

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 11:15

Police say a vial containing the blood of the late Pope John Paul II was stolen from a priest in Italy but recovered by authorities hours later.

Colombia: Blood of ex-Pope John Paul II displayed

Last Updated: Saturday, January 21, 2012, 17:53

Hundreds of faithful have converged on a cathedral in the Colombian capital to see drops of blood of the late pope John Paul II.

Monument of John Paul II unveiled in Moscow

Last Updated: Saturday, October 15, 2011, 09:00

The bronze monument, sculpted by a Ukrainian artist and two Russians, portrays the Pontiff sitting.

Pope looking forward to trip home to Germany

Last Updated: Sunday, September 18, 2011, 11:13

Pope Benedict XVI says he is looking forward to his upcoming trip to his homeland Germany, while stressing that God, not "spectacle," is the focus.

Pilgrims gather for beatification of John Paul II

Last Updated: Sunday, May 01, 2011, 00:25

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe also landed in Rome on Saturday.

Stamp to mark Pope John Paul`s India visit silver jubilee

Last Updated: Friday, April 29, 2011, 21:30

Indian postal department will on Sunday release a special stamp to commemorate the 25th anniversary of then Pope, John Paul II`s visit to the country.

Pope John Paul II`s coffin taken out of tomb

Last Updated: Friday, April 29, 2011, 21:07

Late pope John Paul II`s coffin was brought out of its resting place in a crypt under Saint Peter`s basilica on Friday ahead of a ceremony that will put him one step from sainthood.

`Pope John Paul II wished to take a dip in Ganga`

Last Updated: Friday, April 29, 2011, 13:23

Late Pope John Paul II will be beatified on May 1 ahead of conferment of sainthood by the Vatican.

Bosnian Muslims may honour late Pope

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 19:21

Muslims in Bosnia are honouring the late Pope John Paul II with a monument in the heart of Sarajevo.