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#John Paul II

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What were the 'strange occurrences' that turned Knock into a global pilgrimage site? The Apparition

Explainer: What were the 'strange occurrences' that turned Knock into a global pilgrimage site?

Pope Francis is visiting today – but what’s reputed to have happened in the Mayo village?

From TheJournal.ie I was there when Irish journalists sang for the Pope. I can confirm there was no drink taken John Paul II

I was there when Irish journalists sang for the Pope. I can confirm there was no drink taken

Irish journalists were granted a special midnight audience with Pope John Paul II out at a Navan Road convent school, Éanna Brophy recalls.

From TheJournal.ie 'Young people are the future': Pope issues message to Irish people ahead of visit Pope Visit

'Young people are the future': Pope issues message to Irish people ahead of visit

He also said he was “excited to return” to Ireland, having lived in Dublin previously.

From TheJournal.ie Were you around for the Pope's visit in 1979? We want to see your memorabilia Call Out
From TheJournal.ie Pope John Paul II has been removed from Dublin's Wax Museum for repairs Cardinal Sin

Pope John Paul II has been removed from Dublin's Wax Museum for repairs

“There’s no point in crying over a split pope.”

Pope John Paul II has been removed from Dublin's Wax Museum for repairs after sustaining some damage

“There’s no point in crying over a split Pope.”

From TheJournal.ie Polish prosecutors investigate play that features sex scenes with statue of Saint John Paul II The Curse

Polish prosecutors investigate play that features sex scenes with statue of Saint John Paul II

The Roman Catholic Church in Poland has slammed the play as being “blasphemous”.

From TheJournal.ie BBC doc claims John Paul II had 'intense friendship' with married woman Pope's Letters

BBC doc claims John Paul II had 'intense friendship' with married woman

His letters point to intense feelings between the pontiff and the Polish writer.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you go see the Pope if he came to Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you go see the Pope if he came to Ireland?

Something to be said for another Mass, etc.

From TheJournal.ie Why has the Pope not visited Ireland for nearly 40 years? Papal Visit

Why has the Pope not visited Ireland for nearly 40 years?

Pope Francis is a busy man.

From TheJournal.ie John Paul II was so popular in the 1980s, he even had a dress-doll book dedicated to him... Paper Pontiff

John Paul II was so popular in the 1980s, he even had a dress-doll book dedicated to him...

You might still find this gem lurking on a bookshelf in your parents’ house…

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach in the Vatican for Canonisation of two popes Catholicism

Taoiseach in the Vatican for Canonisation of two popes

Enda Kenny is Ireland’s official representative at the Mass.

From TheJournal.ie Man crushed by falling giant crucifix honouring Pope John Paul II Italy

Man crushed by falling giant crucifix honouring Pope John Paul II

The accident happened in Italy ahead of the late Pope’s canonisation this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Can't make it to Rome? You can watch John Paul II's canonisation live in 3D in Drumcondra Holy Show

Can't make it to Rome? You can watch John Paul II's canonisation live in 3D in Drumcondra

Around 5 million people are expected in Rome ahead of the ceremony to make John Paul II and John XXIII saints. If you’re not a fan of the crowds, here are the options…

From TheJournal.ie Here's what you need to do if you want to become a bona fide Saint.... Five Easy Steps
From TheJournal.ie Vatican turns to social media as two popes - including John Paul II - to be made saints Double Sainthood

Vatican turns to social media as two popes - including John Paul II - to be made saints

Millions of people are expected to attend the mass later this month at which the two popes will be canonised.

From TheJournal.ie Vial thieves steal blood of Pope John Paul II Pope DNA

Vial thieves steal blood of Pope John Paul II

Sniffer dogs and 50 police officers are on the hunt for the deceased pontiff’s blood.

From TheJournal.ie These two former popes will be made saints in April next year Saints

These two former popes will be made saints in April next year

Pope Francis today announced the date for the canonisation ceremony which is expected to bring hundreds of thousands of pilgrims to Rome.

From TheJournal.ie Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII to be made saints He's A Saint

Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII to be made saints

The long road to sainthood normally requires two confirmed miracles, however, John XXIII only has one.

From TheJournal.ie Two miracles later and Pope John Paul II is on his way to sainthood He's A Saint

Two miracles later and Pope John Paul II is on his way to sainthood

For healings to be officially certified as miracles, they must be instantaneous, permanent and with no scientific explanation.

From TheJournal.ie Fake pope held in Rome for looking like John Paul II Doppelganger

Fake pope held in Rome for looking like John Paul II

It’s a (very) minor crime. Who knew?

From TheJournal.ie Photos: Giant statue of Pope John Paul II unveiled in Poland Habemus Statue

Photos: Giant statue of Pope John Paul II unveiled in Poland

It’s almost 14 metres high, made out of fibreglass, and weighs five tonnes.

From TheJournal.ie Man throws paint at ancient Catholic icon of Virgin Mary Icon

Man throws paint at ancient Catholic icon of Virgin Mary

Some believe the Black Madonna of Czestochowa, an ancient Polish icon of the Virgin Mary, can work miracles.

From TheJournal.ie Faithful gather for John Paul II beatification Beatification

Faithful gather for John Paul II beatification

The beatification ceremony of John Paul II has drawn 1.5 million people from across the globe – one of the largest Vatican celebrations ever and a testament to his popularity.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands gather for John Paul II's beatification ceremony as body brought to St Peter's Beatification

Thousands gather for John Paul II's beatification ceremony as body brought to St Peter's

Ceremony will mark former pope’s next step toward sainthood, but a second miracle must be attributed to John Paul before canonisation is possible.

From TheJournal.ie Is Pope Innocent XI being moved as punishment for the Battle of the Boyne? Innocent?

Is Pope Innocent XI being moved as punishment for the Battle of the Boyne?

Pope John Paul II is being relocated, with Innocent XI making way – but scholars reckon there’s ulterior motives afoot…