Pope John Paul’s beatification stirs pride and hope in Polish Church

By Reuters Staff
April 18, 2011
(A procession at the Virgin Mary’s Offertory Minor Basilica in the centre of Wadowice, 22 May 2006/Tom Heneghan)

(A procession at the Virgin Mary’s Offertory Minor Basilica in the centre of Wadowice, 22 May 2006/Tom Heneghan)

Vatican invites all to John Paul beatification, cites “ethical” Rome hotel prices

April 6, 2011
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(Catholic pilgrims hold up photos of the late Pope John Paul in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican January 16, 2011/Giampiero Sposito)

Pope John Paul’s coffin to be exhumed for faithful

February 18, 2011
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(The coffin of the late Pope John Paul II in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, April 8, 2005/Yves Herman)

French nun says Pope John Paul gave her ‘second birth’

By Reuters Staff
January 17, 2011

nun (Photo: Sister Marie Simon-Pierre poses in front of a picture of former pope John Paul II after a news conference in Aix en Provence, January 17, 2011/Jean-Paul Pelissier)

The French Catholic nun who credits the late Pope John Paul with curing her of Parkinson’s disease said on Monday her sudden recovery came just as she was about to quit working because of her ailment.

Seats still going for pope’s visit to Britain this week

September 14, 2010

pope glasgow (Photo: Workmen prepare altar for pope in Glasgow, September 14, 2010/David Moir)

Thousands of seats have yet to be filled for Pope Benedict’s public masses in England and Scotland this week, a far cry from the warm welcome his predecessor received nearly 30 years ago.

Sexual abuse scandals may dent wealthy Catholic order’s funding

By Reuters Staff
June 15, 2010

macielThe Legionaries of Christ, a conservative Roman Catholic order that once had absolute and high-level Vatican support, has been disgraced by revelations its charismatic Mexican founder led a double life that included abusing young boys and fathering children.  Now it faces the prospect of a second serious setback as the wealthy donors who helped build it into an influential movement in recent decades consider whether to go on contributing to such a shamed organization.

Papal envoy to run scandal-plagued Legion of Christ Catholic order

May 2, 2010
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Pope John Paul II blesses Father Marcial Maciel, founder of the Legion of Christ, during a special audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican November 30, 2004/Tony Gentile

Uncertain leadership in Vatican as abuse crisis rages

April 18, 2010
Rain clouds over St. Peter's Basilica, 12 Dec 2008/Chris Helgren

Rain clouds over St. Peter's Basilica, 12 Dec 2008/Chris Helgren

When countries are threatened or institutions are in trouble, they look to their leaders to show the way out of the crisis. 

Undaunted cardinal says John Paul backed his praise for hiding abuser

April 17, 2010
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Castrillon Hoyos letter congratulating Bishop Pierre Pican/Golias

A former Vatican cardinal who congratulated a French bishop for hiding a sexually abusive priest has said he acted with the approval of the late Pope John Paul, a Spanish newspaper reported on Saturday.

Agca says he is a messiah who will write a “perfect Bible”

January 13, 2010
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A hand-written letter by Mehmet Ali Agca released by his lawyers on 13 Jan 2010/Umit Bektas