John Paul II

Francis says that the sacrament of marriage is a ‘great act of faith’

The atmosphere of prayer was palpable as tears flowed

Like Margate, the Church faces difficulties as a result of changes made in the first half of the 1960s

If Turkey is an example to the Middle East, it is not a particularly inspiring one

The late pope’s father was instrumental in forming Karol Wojtyła’s faith

St Francis de Sales wrote with clarity about the extraordinary power of an apparently basic gesture

Pope Paul VI’s beatification will be an opportunity to re-discover his teaching, which willl do us a world of good

The affection between Saint John and the Turks remains today

The Polish saint was not only a remarkable spiritual leader but an outstanding political figure

He re-established the simple but immense fact of the Church’s authority to declare the objective truth of Catholic doctrine