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Archbishop meets with abuse victims

Three days ago, I wrote about a planned protest by victims of sexual abuse during or at the Mass that several Dutch bishops would be celebrating in memory of Blessed Pope John Paul II. 202 more words

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In grateful memory of JPII, a misplaced protest

It is the first year after the beatification of Pope John Paul II, and while a Blessed’s feast day is normally limited to those places where he or she was active (in this case, the city of Rome and the country of Poland), special dispensation has been given for every diocese in the world to organise one celebration in this first year. 356 more words

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