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Brazilian church first to be named after John Paul II

Last Updated: Sunday, April 27, 2014, 22:13

A small church in the Brazilian city of Salvador de Bahia became the first to take the name of John Paul II on Sunday after the late pontiff`s canonization at the Vatican.

John Paul II: Beloved pope who left reformists cold

Last Updated: Sunday, April 27, 2014, 16:06

Pope John Paul II, who was declared a saint on Sunday along with John XXIII, was a charismatic leader who helped topple communism but was criticised for failing to tackle the scourge of child sex abuse by priests.

John XXIII: A tradition-breaking pope like Francis

Last Updated: Sunday, April 27, 2014, 16:04

Pope John XXIII, who was proclaimed a saint with John Paul II on Sunday, surprised many by leading the Catholic Church to more open relations with the world.

Pope Francis declares new saints John Paul II, John XXIII

Last Updated: Sunday, April 27, 2014, 10:39

Catholics from around the world gathered in Rome today for a mass presided by Pope Francis to confer sainthood on John Paul II and John XXIII -- two influential popes who helped shape 20th century history.

Fervour builds in Rome for four-pope sainthood ceremony

Last Updated: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 22:54

Crowds of pilgrims revelled in Rome on Saturday a day before Pope Francis and his predecessor Benedict XVI confer sainthood on John Paul II and John XXIII in a historic effort to unite the Catholic Church.

Ex-pope Benedict XVI will attend sainthood ceremony

Last Updated: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 15:49

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI will attend the canonisation ceremony to elevate John Paul II and John XXIII to sainthood and will celebrate mass with Pope Francis, the Vatican said Saturday.

Ukraine PM cuts short Rome trip `because of the situation`

Last Updated: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 15:36

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk will cut short his trip to Rome and miss the canonisation of John Paul II and John XXIII because of growing tensions with Russia, his spokeswoman told AFP on Saturday.

John Paul biographer, aide defend sex abuse record

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 21:39

Pope John Paul II`s biographer and longtime spokesman sought today to defend his record on sex abuse against evidence that he did not grasp the scale of the scandal until very late in his papacy.

Man crushed by giant John Paul II crucifix in Italy

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 22:46

An Italian man was crushed to death by a giant crucifix honouring John Paul II that collapsed during a ceremony ahead of the late pope`s canonisation.

Rome braces for pilgrim crowds at pope saints ceremony

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 23:58

Rome is getting ready for hundreds of thousands of pilgrims and dozens of foreign delegations visiting the Vatican on Sunday for an historic event -- the double canonisation of popes John Paul II and John XXIII.

Late Pope`s aide publishes notes in defiance of last wishes

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 20:44

A controversial book of John Paul II`s personal notes hit stores in Poland today, compiled by his personal secretary in defiance of the late pontiff`s dying wish that they be destroyed.

Italian police find John Paul II relic discarded by thieves

Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 19:53

Italian police have recovered part of a religious relic stained with Polish pope John Paul II`s blood that was thrown away by thieves thinking it worthless, the Italian press reported on Saturday.