NEWS STORY: Pope, Iranian president hold historic meeting in `spirit of Assisi’

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c. 1999 Religion News Service VATICAN CITY _ Pope John Paul II held a historic meeting Thursday (March 11) with President Mohammad Khatami of the Islamic Republic of Iran as some 200 Iranian dissidents shouted protests on the fringes of the Vatican city-state. Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls described the 25-minute meeting in the pope’s private […]

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