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Controversial statue of Bl. John Paul II is remodeled in RomeCWN - September 19
A controversial statue of Blessed John Paul II, which drew an intense negative reaction when it was placed outside Rome’s Termini train station last year, has been remodeled. Sculptor Oliviero...

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Controversial statue of Bl. John Paul II is remodeled in RomeCWN - September 19
A controversial statue of Blessed John Paul I, which drew an intense negative reaction when it was placed outside Rome’s Termini train station last year, has been remodeled. Sculptor Oliviero...
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