Pope John Paul II
Feb 5, 2014 — Also: A book of Pope John Paul II's private writings is being published; Orhan Pamuk's Istanbul; Philip Roth on writing.
Jan 27, 2014 — The late pope often rested in the mountains of Italy's Abruzzo region, and worshiped at a small church there. A small relic containing a piece of gauze that had been soaked in his blood is now missing.
Sep 30, 2013 — Pope Francis has selected the Second Sunday of Easter as the date for their canonization. The ceremony at the Vatican is expected to draw large crowds, especially from John Paul II's native Poland.
Jul 5, 2013 — Theologians recently attributed a second miracle — the curing of a Costa Rican woman with a brain injury — to Pope John Paul II. The Vatican announced Friday that Pope John XXIII a saint.
May 2, 2011 — Col. Moammar Gadhafi's son and grandchildren were reportedly killed in a NATO airstrike in Libya on Saturday; former Pope John Paul is closer to sainthood; Alabama's damage is like Hurricane Katrina; the retrial opens for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich
Jan 14, 2011 — The pope, who died in 2005, will be considered "blessed" after beatification — which came after the church declared that a nun's recovery from Parkinson's disease was a miracle.
Apr 15, 2008 — Pope Benedict XVI will ride around DC and NYC on his popemobile.