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  • 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...
  • Pope installed as bishop of Rome, appeals to lapsed faithful 08-04-2013 07:14 AM

    Rome: Pope Francis was formally installed as bishop of Rome on Sunday and he urged lapsed Catholics not to be afraid to return to God. Francis celebrated a Mass before thousands of people in the Rome Basilica of St John in Lateran to formally take possession of the cathedral in...
  • 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 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...