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‘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.

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.

Indians to participate in Pope John Paul II`s beatification

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 20:58

Scores of Indian Christians, including the clergy and followers, will participate in the beatification ceremony of late Pope John Paul II to be held in Vatican city in Rome on May 1.

Islamic terrorists behind Pope John Paul II assassination attempt: Polish leader

Last Updated: Thursday, April 07, 2011, 16:37

The pope was shot as he was driven through St Peter`s Square on May 13, 1981.