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Thieves Steal Pope John Paul’s Blood

UPDATE:  Arrests have been made – but no recovery as yet. Reuters: Thieves broke into a small church in the mountains east of Rome over the weekend and stole a reliquary with the blood of the late Pope John Paul … Continue reading

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Pope John Paul II to be a Saint

CNN: The Roman Catholic Church will declare the late Pope John Paul II a saint, the Vatican announced Friday. Pope Francis signed the decree Friday morning, the Vatican said. John Paul was pope from 1978 until his death in 2005, … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney Ad Featuring Pope John Paul II

Accusing President Obama of waging war on religion. American politics.   A new Mitt Romney ad released Thursday accuses President Barack Obama of waging a “war on religion.” The ad, along with recent attacks on Obama’s welfare policy, signals a move … Continue reading

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First Images of John Paul II’s New Tomb

John Paul II’s coffin is now in its final resting place in St Sebastian’s Chapel, inside St Peter’s Basilica.

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Highlights from the Beatification of Pope John Paul II

Missed the beatification ceremony of Pope John Paul II? Revisit the highlights at CNN. The Huffington Post also has the news: VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI beatified Pope John Paul II before 1.5 million faithful in St. Peter’s Square and … Continue reading

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John Paul II Beatification: Live Blog

Not me ;) It’s here if you want to follow…

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A Guide to the Beatification Events in Rome

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Pope John Paul II: Fearless in Hope and Love

Fr Z in the Washington Post: In some cities in the USA when a local team wins a basketball game, crowds burn cars. But when John Paul II’s body was lying on view in St. Peter’s Basilica, one first responder, … Continue reading

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Vial of Pope John Paul II’s Blood to be Venerated at Beatification

The Catholic Herald: A small vial of Pope John Paul II’s blood is to be the relic for the Mass for his beatification, the Vatican has said. The relic will be presented to Pope Benedict XVI and exposed for veneration … Continue reading

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The Life of Pope John Paul II

In pictures: The Telegraph (UK) has the rest here:

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