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Bishop criticizes Kennedy remarks

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'I have no desire to continue the discussion of congressman Kennedy’s spiritual life in public,' said Bishop Thomas J. Tobin. "I have no desire to continue the discussion of congressman Kennedy’s spiritual life in public," said Bishop Thomas J. Tobin. (Josh Reynolds/ Associated Press)
By Jonathan Saltzman
Globe Staff / November 23, 2009

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The war of words between the Catholic bishop of Rhode Island and US Representative Patrick J. Kennedy escalated yesterday when Bishop Thomas J. Tobin criticized him for disclosing a confidential request the prelate made in 2007 to stop receiving Holy Communion because of his stand on moral issues. (Full article: 820 words)

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