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  Pope speaks to 'Catholic Woodstock'  Thousands of pilgrims attending World Youth Day exultantly greeted John Paul II, who told the flock to be peacemakers   Pope speaks out on sex scandals  John Paul II has said that the abuse of children by priests is a source of 'deep sadness and shame' to the Church   Pope greeted by thousands
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Sex abuse priests 'to be sacked' Pope begins visit Pope retires sex scandal bishop Ill-health threatens papal visits Pope caught in bomb scare Pope warmly greeted in Toronto   Thousands welcome Pope
Rules issued on paedophile cases Pope leads world peace prayer day Pope tells lawyers to boycott divorce Pope denounces 'evil' sex priests Pope cuts back Good Friday duties Pope orders talks on US sex scandals Crisis talks on sex scandal Pope condemns US church sex abuse

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  Pope told 12 American cardinals there was no place in the Roman Catholic Church for priests who sexually abused children

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  Young pilgrims poured into a lakeside fairgrounds to welcome and cheer John Paul II in Toronto
  A visibly exhausted John Paul II greeted faithful who carpeted streets with an ornate path of pine needles, sand and flowers
Jul.30   Mass is highlight of Pope's visit   Waving flags and singing hymns, thousands of Roman Catholics packed a racetrack in Guatemala City Jul.31   Pope canonized first Indian saint
  John Paul II is using the ceremony to urge to help Indians as 1 million believers cheered and wept in the streets

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Aug.11   Pope backs Mid-East peace force
  John Paul ll has lent his support to the creation of an international peacekeeping force Aug.16   Pope arrives in hometown Krakow  About 10,000 people waved flags and cheered as Pope John Paul II touched down Aug.17   Poles celebrate pope's visit  Tens of thousands gave Pope John Paul II a joyous welcome as he arrived to consecrate a new basilica Aug.18   Millions cheer pope in Krakow
  2.5 million crowd is waving both Polish and Vatican flags. Neighbouring countries seemed to invigorate John Paul II
Aug.26   Pope cancels Philippines tour  John Paul II has canceled plans for a visit in January for an unspecified reason

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Sep.5   Pope: Bar deviants from priesthood  John Paul II says the Catholic Church has not to let men with 'deviations in their affections' enter the priesthood

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Oct.1   Mother Teresa on road to sainthood  Mother Theresa had a miracle attributed to her by Pope John Paul's office. The nun will likely be beatified Oct.16   Pope heralds changes to Rosary  John Paul II has marked the anniversary of his papacy by introducing changes to the prayers said using sets of beads Oct.18   Bishops to work on abuse policy
  The Vatican and U.S. bishops will form a joint commission to create a policy to deal with priests accused of pedophilia Oct.20   Pope beatifies Ugandan martyrs  John Paul II has beatified 2 teenage missionary 'martyrs' among 6 people added to those on the path to sainthood

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Nov.14   Pope to Italians: Have more babies
  John Paul II delivered a historic speech before the parliament, urging Italians to reverse the nation's declining birth rate

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Dec.16     Vatican OKs revised sex-abuse policy  U.S. bishops' policy allows 'due process' for priests accused of molesting children Dec.20   Mother Teresa to be beatified  The Vatican is confirming that the recovery of a woman suffering from a stomach tumour was a miracle Dec.24   Pope: Avoid Iraq war
  The current difficult times offers people a chance to encounter Jesus, Pope John Paul II said Dec.28   'Brutal' clone claim slamed  The claim that a cloned child has been born in an undisclosed country is lacking 'ethical consideration' Dec.29   Vatican to reveal Pope Pius papers
  Release archives documenting relations with Germany before World War II is an effort to counter criticism of papacy

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