NEWS STORY: Praying for Christian Unity, Pope Sends Treasured Icon Back to Russia

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c. 2004 Religion News Service VATICAN CITY _ Pope John Paul II on Wednesday (Aug. 25) kissed a treasured Russian icon and sent it back to Moscow as a sign of his affection for the Russian Orthodox Church and his desire to end 1,000 years of division between the Catholic and Orthodox worlds. The frail, […]

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