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Vatican expects a million pilgrims for canonizations of John XXIII, John...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Just over five weeks before the canonizations of Blesseds John XXIII and John Paul II, Rome hotels are reporting...

John Paul II tried to end Irish inmates’ 1981 hunger strike

Catholic News Service DUBLIN — Declassified British documents reveal the extent to which Pope John Paul II tried unsuccessfully to intervene to end a 1981...

Prague archbishop recalls Havel as friend, ‘fellow prisoner’

PRAGUE — Calling former Czech President Vaclav Havel a “friend and fellow prisoner," the president of the Czech bishops' conference said the entire nation...

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