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Argentina's "cowboy priest" to become country's first saint after performing two "miracles"
Jose Gabriel Brochero is revered in Argentina for his supposedly miraculous healing powers.
Revered, reviled, misunderstood: Mother Teresa becomes a saint today
Teresa worked with the poorest of the poor in the sprawling metropolis formerly known as Calcutta for nearly four decades.
John XXIII and John Paul II declared saints
Retired Pope Benedict XVI and Taoiseach Enda Kenny are in attendance at today’s ceremony.
John Paul II was so popular in the 1980s, he even had a dress-doll book dedicated to him...
You might still find this gem lurking on a bookshelf in your parents’ house…
Who was Good Pope John?
The 77-year-old surprised many with his decisions – which made him one of the most loved and revered popes of all time.
The Wolf of Wall Street, Jameson, and Pope John Paul II: The week in numbers
Plus: How many letters and packages does An Post deal with in an average week?
Man crushed by falling giant crucifix honouring Pope John Paul II
The accident happened in Italy ahead of the late Pope’s canonisation this weekend.
Here's what you need to do if you want to become a bona fide Saint....
These two former popes will be made saints in April next year
Pope Francis today announced the date for the canonisation ceremony which is expected to bring hundreds of thousands of pilgrims to Rome.
Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII to be made saints
The long road to sainthood normally requires two confirmed miracles, however, John XXIII only has one.
Two miracles later and Pope John Paul II is on his way to sainthood
For healings to be officially certified as miracles, they must be instantaneous, permanent and with no scientific explanation.