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Pope John Paul II has sent his heartfelt greetings to all Polish Jews and expressed his hope that the Almighty will relieve the world of hatred. The Pope’s greetings and wishes were included in a letter, written in Polish, to Anszel Reis, president of the World Federation of Polish Jews, who had sent greetings to the pontiff on his ascent to the Holy See. The Pope stressed in his letter that he has “prayed to the Almighty that all those who are acting on behalf of and for humanity would be blessed.”

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