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October 31, 2001
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Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat issued a condemnation of “every form of terrorism” during a meeting with the pope. Referring to recent fighting between Israeli forces and Palestinian gunmen in Bethlehem, Arafat also referred to “the recent tragic events that also involved the holy places of Christianity” when he met with Pope John Paul at the Vatican, according to the chief Vatican spokesman.

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