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25 April 2014 17:49

John Paul II was known for his love of sport as a means of building spiritual character through excellence in sporting skills and fitness, discipline and self-sacrifice. In 2010 Pope Benedict XVI, during his visit to Britain, launched the John Paul 2 Foundation 4 Sport.

25 April 2014 16:38

Some 800,000 pilgrims filled a rainy St Peter's Square and the streets around it for the unprecedented canonisation of two popes, John XXIII and John Paul II.

25 April 2014 16:01 by James Macintyre in Rome

Pope Francis has issued written and video messages to Catholics in the birthplaces of the late popes John XXIII and John Paul II explaining why he is happy to be proclaiming them saints in advance of the canonisation ceremony on Sunday.

25 April 2014 14:03 by James Macintyre

Pope John Paul II’s handling of clerical sexual abuse continued to be a cause of controversy in Rome just 48 hours before his canonisation was due to take place.

24 April 2014 17:11 by Christopher Lamb, James Macintyre in Rome

The Vatican today said that private phonecalls made by the Pope do not alter Church teaching following reports that Francis rang a woman married to a divorcee and told her that she could receive Communion.

24 April 2014 16:37

After serious consideration, The Tablet and Robert Mickens have come to a mutual agreement that he will no longer be the journal’s Rome correspondent.

24 April 2014 16:33 by James Macintyre in Rome

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI will attend the Mass for the canonisations of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II, the Vatican said today.

24 April 2014 13:18 by Abigail Frymann Rouch, James Macintyre

Nick Clegg has revealed that he is an agnostic who remains open to the possibility of adopting faith, not an atheist as he has widely been regarded up to now. His remarks came as a public debate continued over whether Britain is a “Christian country.”

24 April 2014 13:01 by Christopher Lamb

Hundreds of parents in London have been left disappointed after missing out on their first choice of Catholic primary school due to heavy oversubscription in some areas.

24 April 2014 12:54 by Michael Sean Winters

Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, whom Pope Francis has tasked with overseeing reforms of the Church and the Vatican, warned that curial opposition to Pope Francis’ efforts to create a “new way of being church” is mounting.