Pope John Paul II crucifix falls, crushes man to death

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A man was crushed to death when a giant crucifix dedicated to Pope John Paul II collapsed and fell on him, ITV News reports. The accident came just days before a historic canonization that will see the late pope declared a saint.

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Vial of Pope John Paul II’s blood stolen from Italian church

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A relic containing drops of late Pope John Paul II’s blood has been stolen, and Italian police speculate the thieves may want it for satanic rites.

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Pope John Paul II to become saint, Vatican says

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Pope Francis cleared John Paul II for sainthood on Friday, approving miracles attributed to the late pontiff.

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World’s biggest pope? Massive statue of John Paul II lifted into place in Poland

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A 46-foot-high statue of Pope John Paul II was installed at the Miniature Park in Czestochowa, Poland, on Sunday. The monument, which is reputed to be the world’s largest statue of the former pope, is set to be formally unveiled on April 13.  

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That’s more like it! Much-mocked pope statue gets a makeover

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The city of Rome has inaugurated a revamped statue of Pope John Paul II after the first one was pilloried by the public and the Vatican.

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