Momentous year that put religion in spotlight

It's been a momentous year for religion, with the prospect of even more significant events in 2006.

31st December, 2005

It's been a momentous year for religion, with the prospect of even more significant events in 2006. The secular media seldom take an interest in religious matters, but 2005 was an exception. The illness and death of 84-year-old Pope John Paul II hit - and held - the headlines all around the world last Easter.

John Paul's papacy - the third-longest in history - lasted 26 and a half years. Only St Peter and Blessed Pius IX,...

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