Thousands show up to support beleaguered pope

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) More than 150,000 people filled St. Peter’s Square on Sunday (May 16), to show support for Pope Benedict XVI after months of controversy over clergy sex abuse. The unusually high turnout, which the Vatican estimated at 200,000, came in spite of unseasonably rainy and chilly weather. Buses and trains organized by a […]

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