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The pope's chair was carried during Mass yesterday at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. John Paul II did not take part in the Mass because of his frail health.
The pope's chair was carried during Mass yesterday at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. John Paul II did not take part in the Mass because of his frail health. (Getty Images Photo) Getty Images Photo

Vatican focuses debate over the end of life

By Charles M. Sennott
Globe Staff / March 25, 2005

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VATICAN CITY -- As Christians today commemorate the death of Jesus on the cross, theologians here say the confluence of the legal drama surrounding Terri Schiavo and the deteriorating health of Pope John Paul II shows how the suffering of Jesus nearly 2,000 years ago can also inform the modern debate on the end of life. (Full article: 1230 words)

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