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May 26, 2006
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On the first day of his trip to Poland, Pope Benedict XVI failed to bless 41 Poles who helped Jews during the Holocaust, as had been expected. Organizers of the pope’s four-day visit had agreed his vehicle would slow down to bless the Righteous Gentiles at the Warsaw Ghetto Monument to deliver the blessing, but that did not occur. The reason for the change in his plan is not yet known. On Sunday, the pope is scheduled to visit Auschwitz.

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