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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."
In his Easter Sunday homily, the Catholic Archbishop of Westminster, has encouraged people to celebrate life while tackling injustice and death.
'Big Society' rhetoric is toothless and may be used to wash ministerial hands of responsibility for the impact of cuts, the Archbishop of Westminster has said.
Scottish Catholic Cardinal Keith O'Brien has urged the British Government to give up its “shameful” nuclear weapons programme.
An official feast day, or day of commemoration, for the late Pope John Paul II will be held each year on 22 October, the Vatican has announced.
Many of Australia's 3,000 active and retired Catholic priests are critical of their bishops, feeling constrained and poorly managed, a survey suggests.
The Pope has accepted the early resignation of a bishop in Australia whose diocese has been beset by several prominent sex-abuse scandals.
A new European network of survivors of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church is being launched at a gathering in central London on Saturday 26 March.
Poland's largest Catholic publishing house has published a book, accusing Poles of profiting from the Holocaust by betraying Jews and stealing their possessions.
Three former Anglican bishops were ordained as Roman Catholic priests on Saturday 15 January at Westminster Cathedral – the first bishops to join Rome under a new structure set up by Pope Benedict XVI for dissident Anglicans.