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John Paul II, We love you!

St Peter’s Square was crammed this morning as pilgrims started arriving for tomorrow’s beatification of Pope John Paul II

It will take 100 years to recover from the 1960s and 70s: but John Paul set us back on course

Every empire falls for a simple reason: a lack of self-belief. And our leaders don’t seem to believe anything much any more

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Or did he fail to tackle the deepest problems of the Church?

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In 1998 Bishop John Joseph committed suicide in protest at the terrible laws. Thirteen years on, the government still buries its head in the sand

The documents of Vatican II did address Islam in passing, though they seem a little optimistic now

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It’s urgent that he explains his speech to the General Synod