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In the battle of papal politics, Pope Francis will triumph
No seismic shift yet in the Catholic Church but when it comes, expect a tsunami of change.
Last updated: 20 Oct 2014 08:26 GMT
Thousands attend dual canonisation at Vatican
Hundreds of thousands of Catholics witness ceremony conferring sainthoods on former popes John Paul II and John XXIII.
Last updated: 27 Apr 2014 15:48 GMT
Canonising Pope John Paul II: 'We can all be saints'
The late pontiff was adored by millions, and his sanctity and holiness have never been in doubt among Catholics.
Last updated: 27 Apr 2014 10:09 GMT
John Paul II to be made saint
Vatican announces both John Paul II and John XXIII will be saints, with canonisation ceremony expected later this year.
Last updated: 05 Jul 2013 13:48 GMT
John Paul II close to sainthood
The Catholic Church is on the verge of declaring late Pope John Paul II a saint.
Last updated: 03 Jul 2013 00:58 GMT
The Vatican: A Wholly Roman Empire?
With the Catholic Church at a crossroads, we examine the changes a new Pope from the global South could bring.
Last updated: 27 May 2013 06:16 GMT
Could the next pope come from Latin America?
The selection of a Latin American Pope would be symbolically important and would help rejuvenate a crippled Church.
Last updated: 12 Mar 2013 13:04 GMT
Papacy of Benedict XVI officially ends
Head of Catholic Church concludes pontificate with departure from Vatican to retreat in Italian town of Castel Gandolfo.
Last updated: 01 Mar 2013 05:35 GMT
Profile: Pope Benedict XVI
Resigning pope is known for his staunch traditionalism and strong defence of Catholic orthodoxy.
Last updated: 28 Feb 2013 19:56 GMT
Pope asks Christians to work towards peace
Holding Mass in Beirut, Benedict urges community not to leave region, despite war and pressure from radical Islamists.
Last updated: 17 Sep 2012 01:38 GMT
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