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Pilgrims make long, arduous trips to fete John Paul

For Janusc Skibinski, there was only one place to be on the day the late Pope John Paul took the last step before sainthood. Full story

Factbox: Roman Catholic Church's saint-making process

The late Pope John Paul moved a major step closer to sainthood on Sunday at a ceremony that drew more than a million people, the largest crowd in Rome since his funeral six years ago. Full story

Pope's body exhumed ahead of beatification

The Vatican said the coffin was removed from the crypts below St. Peter's Basilica while top officials and some of the late pope's closest aides looked on and prayed. Full story

Wilton Wynn, dean of foreign correspondents, dies

Wilton Wynn, one of the deans of foreign correspondents in the post-World War Two era and a towering figure of American journalism in the 20th century, died Thursday. He was 91. Full story

Sainthood next? Pope John Paul to be beatified

The late Pope John Paul II was moved a major step closer to sainthood in the Roman Catholic Church on Friday when his successor approved a decree attributing a miracle to him. Full story

Pope John Paul II to be beatified

   Former U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican, Raymond Flynn, talks with msnbc's Tamron Hall about the beatification of Pope John Paul II, after a miracle was attributed to him, putting him on the road to sainthood.

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TOPSHOTSThe mother of a boy pushes his face towards a portrait of the late Pope John Paul displayed for the devotees to venerate and kiss at the Quiapo Church in Manila on May 1, 2011. Millions across the largely Catholic Philippines remembered Pope John Paul II as the Vatican prepared for a ceremo