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April 8, 2005
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An Israeli singer will take part in an Italian television commemoration of Pope John Paul II. Achinoam Nini will perform her version of “Ave Maria” during Friday’s broadcast of the pontiff’s funeral in the Vatican. “Friends of mine from Italy called and said that ‘Ave Maria’ was being played all the time, and referred to it as the ‘anthem of the funeral,’ ” Nini told Ma’ariv on Thursday.

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