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