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Padre Pio On Fast Track To Sainthood

Pope's friend now 'Venerable' BY JOE JENKINS AND BRUCE JOHNSTON IN ROME PADRE Pat, the Capuchin friar whom it is claimed received the stigmata, foretold the elevation of John......

Hume And Carey: Forgive Debt

BY LUKE COPPI - N CARDINAL Basil Hume has urged Chancellor Gordon Brown to hasten debt relief to the world's poorest countries in his first official public address at Number 11......

Moves Towards Euthanasia

BY LUKE COPPEN PRO-LIFE campaigners in the United States fear a groundswell of public opinion in favour of "physician-assisted suicide" or euthanasia — in stark contrast to the......

Priest, 103, Dies

A PRIEST in the Nottingham Diocese who proudly held his driving licence until he turned 100 has died aged 103. Mgr Humphrey Wilson was received into the Church during the Battle......

By Andrew M Brown And Joe Jenkins

THE POPE came under attack last week from smokers' rights organisation Forest. The Holy Father, together with a leading Israeli rabbi, was named winner of the annual Religious......

By Bruce Johnston In Rome The Blues Legend B.b. King

and pop star Chaka Khan were set for an audience with the Pope last week, before performing in the fifth Vatican Christmas Concert. The two musicians, who were joined by the......