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Pope meets Fidel Castro after warning against ideology

...their faith and Cuba is the least Catholic country in Latin America. The crowd at Mass was not as big as when St. John Paul II became the first pope to visit the island in 1998, but it drew many people who seemed to genuinely want to be there...
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Priests in Holy Year can absolve 'sin of abortion,' says pope

...30 years, but the pope has the discretion to call them at any time. The last jubilee was in 2000, called by Pope John Paul II.Almost lost in the intense attention Tuesday over the pope's comments on abortion was Francis' reaching out to...
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Pope asks pardon for church's 'offenses' against indigenous

...past had acknowledged "grave sins were committed against the native peoples of America in the name of God." St. John Paul II, for his part, apologized to the continent's indigenous for the "pain and suffering" caused during the 500 years...
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Outside editorial: End Haiti's despair

In March 1983, Pope John Paul II delivered a moving sermon in Haiti. Denouncing the...Haiti's future. "Something must change here," Pope John Paul II declared more than a quarter century ago. Its people...
Outside editorial: The Pope's message

...octogenarian - with a less ambitious itinerary. But, like John Paul II's 1979 tour, Benedict XVI's visit to New York and...General Assembly. In that speech, Benedict endorsed Pope John Paul II's call for a "greater degree of international ordering...
My Turn: Reflecting on two nights on call

...A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members." Other religious leaders such as Pope John Paul II and influential politicians such as President Harry Truman have echoed these words, illuminating a notion of integrity...
A Bishop's Perspective: The heart of a community

...hand-made bowl as a reminder of all those in our community who are in need of food, hospitality and shelter.Pope John Paul II, who alongside Pope John XXIII is being canonized in Rome today as a saint, defined solidarity as "The firm and persevering...
Mormon church bucks the trend

...are looking at within the Church Universal as a new evangelization," Burns said, explaining that starting with Pope John Paul II, there has been a goal to "really spark within the lives of people once again a personal relationship with Jesus Christ...
Pope Francis at 2-year mark

...Friday riding a wave of popularity that has reinvigorated the Catholic Church in ways not seen since the days of St. John Paul II. He's also entering a challenging third year, facing dissent from within on everything from financial reform to...
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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...ASSOCIATED PRESS ANCHORAGE - Pope John Paul II today named a new archbishop for...Reddit Archives ANCHORAGE - Pope John Paul II today named a new archbishop for...Juneau Empire Online ANCHORAGE - Pope John Paul II today named a new archbishop for...


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