Pope John Paul

  • Italy police recover blood cloth from relic of Pope John Paul 03-02-2014 10:21 AM

    Police on Friday recovered the piece of cloth stained with the blood of the late Pope John Paul, a day after they found the stolen gold and glass case which once contained the relic. They told a news conference in L'Aquila, east of Rome, that they found the fragment in...
  • Italy Church appeals to thieves to return John Paul blood relic 29-01-2014 10:19 AM

    The Catholic Church has appealed to thieves to return a reliquary containing the blood of the late Pope John Paul II that disappeared in what it called a "vile and sacrilegious theft". The gold reliquary was stolen on the weekend from a small stone church, San Pietro della Ienca, in...
  • Thieves steal Pope John Paul's blood from Italy church 28-01-2014 10:15 AM

    Thieves broke into a small church in the mountains east of Rome over the weekend and stole a reliquary with the blood of the late Pope John Paul II, a custodian said on Monday. Dozens of police with sniffer dogs scoured the remote area for clues to what the Italian...
  • Thieves steal Pope John Paul's blood from Italy church 27-01-2014 07:14 PM

    Thieves broke into a small church in the mountains east of Rome over the weekend and stole a reliquary with the blood of the late Pope John Paul II, a custodian said on Monday. Franca Corrieri said she had discovered a broken window early on Sunday morning and had called...
  • Sculpture of Pope John Paul II decried as ugly 21-05-2011 09:09 AM

    Rome: A new, modernist sculpture of Pope John Paul II is turning into a monumental bust. The Vatican on Friday slammed the giant artwork outside Rome's Termini Train Station, saying it doesn't even resemble the late pontiff. Some Romans and tourists say the bronze statue looks more like Italy's wartime...
  • Pope John officially beatified before huge crowd 01-05-2011 03:10 PM

    Vatican City: The late Pope John Paul moved a major step closer to Roman Catholic sainthood on Sunday at a joyous ceremony that drew the largest crowd to Rome since his funeral six years ago. "From now on Pope John Paul shall be called 'blessed'", Pope Benedict solemnly proclaimed in...
  • Rome: Pilgrims flock for John Paul beatification 30-04-2011 08:01 PM

    Vatican City: Tens of thousands of people from around the world descended on Rome on Saturday for the beatification of Pope John Paul II, six years after his death. "It's almost as if he is here," said Enzo Arzellino, who travelled all night on a bus from southern Italy with...
  • Vatican: Pope John Paul's body exhumed 29-04-2011 06:52 PM

    Vatican City: Pope John Paul's coffin was exhumed on Friday ahead of his beatification as tens of thousands of people began arriving in Rome for one of the biggest events since his funeral in 2005. The Vatican said the coffin was removed from the crypts below St Peter's Basilica while...
  • Pope Benedict set to beatify John Paul II 13-01-2011 08:57 AM

    Vatican City: Former Pope John Paul II will move a step closer to sainthood this week when his successor Pope Benedict approves the case for his beatification, Vatican sources said Wednesday. In "a few days" the Vatican's Prefect for the Causes of Saints, Cardinal Angelo Amato, is expected present Benedict...
  • Sainthood still awaits Mother Teresa 26-08-2010 07:36 PM

    Kolkata: Mother Teresa is revered in India and the around the world but her sainthood has yet to be declared. Mother House in Kolkata is abuzz with preparations for the birth centenary celebrations of the one many called the Messiah of the poor and needy. But even as Mother Teresa...
  • Kerala nun to be saint before Mother Teresa 03-03-2008 11:44 AM

    London: The British press on Friday hailed late former cricket captain Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi not only as one of India's most successful Test captains but also a leading batsmen, who managed to averaged 34 in Tests despite having lost his right eye in a car accident. "The death of...