Pope Pius

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 A view of the Famine memorial in Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller

In 1877, a generation after the Great Famine, the historian AM Sullivan wrote that the people of the south and west mingled praise and blame in respec(...)

Pope Francis   at the Vatican yesterday. Of the last eight popes, seven are at different stages on the road to sainthood. Photograph: Osservatore Romano/Reuters

The papalisation of canonisations is a modern phenomenon. Of the 265 deceased popes to date only 78 have been canonised with most of those being marty(...)

Pope John Paul II in 2005. The late pontiff is credited with a significant role in the fall of communism. Photograph: Reuters/Max Rossi

It is probable the crowds in Rome on April 27th next year will be the largest seen there since the funeral of Pope John Paul II in 2005. The announcem(...)

During an ineloquent but pious contribution to a Dáil debate in June 1929, Seán T O’Kelly asserted: “We of the Fianna Fáil party believe that w(...)

On first impression, Gordon Thomas, the prolific investigative writer of works such as Pontiff (...)

Jan Sobieski Vanquisher of the Turks at the Gates of Vienna by Jan Matejko

Jan Sobieski was born in 1629 into a noble family in Olesko, near Lviv, today in western Ukraine, then in the Polish-Lithuanian commonwealth, o(...)

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