The moving canonisation on Sunday of arguably the two towering yet deeply contrasting figures of 20th century Catholicism, John XXIII and John (...)

Gifts for sale as pilgrims from around the world arrive at St Peter’s Square in Vatican City to see the canonisation of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Saints are men and women who in their day to day ordinary lives try heroically to live the Christian life, Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin(...)

 Pope John Paul II kneels to kiss the ground at Dublin airport at the start of his three-day visit to  Ireland in 1979.

Popes John Paul II and John XXIII will be declared saints on April 27th next year.Pope Francis announced the date during a meeting with cardinals insi(...)