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September 5, 2000
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Pope John Paul II beatified a 19th-century pope who ordered the kidnapping of a Jewish boy. Sunday’s beatification of Pius IX, the last step before sainthood, came despite worldwide Jewish protests. On Saturday, Jews and others held a candlelight vigil in Rome against the move and Israel expressed “deep sorrow” over the beatification.

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