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"Evidently this time He didn't listen to me."
POPE BENEDICT XVI, saying that he prayed to God that the conclave of Cardinals would not pick him as Pope

"Mr. Koizumi will go to Yasukuni this year again for sure. China accuses us because it doesn't understand the freedom of religion."
SHINZO ABE, acting Secretary-General of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party, on Chinese anger over official visits to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine, which honors Japan's war dead, including 14 class-A war criminals

"I'm just here to say thank you, amen...

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