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Polish Catholics say the beatification should make people "examine their consciences," and gain courage "to give up egoistic attitudes and behaviour."
The Catholic Archbishop of Westminster has welcomed the announcement by the Pope that the late John Paul II will be beatified on 1 May in Rome.
"Franz Jägerstätter is a prophet with a global view and a penetrating insight which very few of his contemporaries had at that time; he is a shining example in his fidelity to the claims of his cons
Catholic peace campaigners have welcomed the news that an Austrian Farmer, killed for refusing to fight with the Nazis, is to be beatified by the Catholic church.