News Pope John Paul II in 1995

Relic is considered to be of great religious significance

Memoirs of Pope's beloved Wanda threaten beatification

Concentration camp survivor 'exaggerated' her relationship, official claims

The first sister of feminism

She threw off her habit and put women on the stage. Simon Caldwell tells the tale of the feisty nun set to become a saint

Great Works: The Present Order (1983, Ian Hamilton Finlay

Little Sparta, Lanarkshire

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By William Shakespeare

Saints show their strength in depth to overpower Hull

St Helens 44 Hull 22

Reihana punishes wasteful Gloucester

Northampton 40 Gloucester 22

Exclusive: Allied Carpets bought by offshore fund

Allied Carpets, the UK's second-largest flooring retailer, has been acquired by an offshore investment fund, for an undisclosed sum, in a deal that saves thousands of British jobs.

Saints enjoy their moment in the sun

St Mirren 1 Celtic 0

Saint Murray could prove Scots' saviour against Italy

Euan Murray already happens to be a Saint: a professional with the Northampton Saints. The tighthead prop shifted more than a little uneasily in his seat at Murrayfield yesterday, though, when it was put to him that he was some kind of saviour of the underachieving Scottish rugby union team.

A View from the Bridge, Duke of York's, London

Raw pain in vintage Miller

Rebel bishop must recant, says Vatican

In an attempt to assuage international condemnation of its decision to readmit an ultra right-wing British bishop who denied the Holocaust, the Vatican yesterday declared that he would not be allowed to serve as a priest unless he recanted his views.

Berdos tests the patience of Saints

Harlequins 27 Northampton 6

The 19th Wife, By David Ebershoff

A tale of two polygamists that casts light on the Mormon marriage

Nuns: A History of Convent Life, By Silvia Evangelisti

Packed with engaging detail, this book explores the enduring fascination of the "brides of Christ". The appeal of the nunnery in medieval times for women who refused to accept the virtual slavery of marriage is vividly exemplified by Caterina Benincasa, a Siennese saint who died by throwing herself into boiling water so that she could "serve God".

Adoration all round for Gerrard's divine skills

Preston North End 0 Liverpool 2
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Isis profits from destruction of antiquities by selling relics to dealers - and then blowing up the buildings they come from to conceal the evidence of looting

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Labour leadership: Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea

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Tunisia fears its Arab Spring could be reversed as the new regime becomes as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor

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King Arthur: Legendary figure was real and lived most of his life in Strathclyde, academic claims

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