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Latest update : 2014-04-25

Sainthood approaches for John Paul II and John XXIII in double canonisation

This Sunday 27th April, Pope Francis will hold an unprecedented ceremony at the Vatican - a double canonisation of two former popes. Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims are expected to attend the historic event in St Peter's Square, which will see John Paul II and John XXIII become saints. Our team in Rome looks at how the Catholic Church is getting its message across in the 21st century.

Programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Elise Duffau

By Seema GUPTA , Natalia Mendoza

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2015-03-27 Portugal

Portugal: Anger at corruption scandals, one year after bailout

It's almost one year since Portugal exited its bailout, but the government is still implementing austerity measures. Taxes continue to rise, and some critics say this has led to...

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2015-03-26 France

French baking taking over the world

France is well known for its culinary traditions and the nation's dishes are already famous worldwide. Now, its bread has become a rising star too, with bakers from across the...

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2015-03-25 Iraq

Iraq's Duluiyah, a symbol of Sunni resistance to jihadists

Iraqi government forces and Iran-backed Shia militia are hoping to soon retake Tikrit, Saddam Hussein's hometown, where jihadists have been holding out for several weeks. But...

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2015-03-24 India

India: Beef ban criticised

Cows are a sacred animal in India, a majority Hindu country. But the western state of Maharashtra has gone one step further in protecting the animals: it has banned beef...

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2015-03-23 Ebola

Video: One year on, Liberia on the road to recovery

One year after the first Ebola case was declared in West Africa, we look at the progress made in fighting the deadly disease. Before a new case was confirmed on Friday, Liberia...

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