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Worshipers in Sao Paulo held candles and an image of the pope yesterday at a special Mass said before his death.
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For next pontiff, daunting challenges await

By and Michael Paulson
Globe Staff / April 3, 2005

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Nearly 27 years ago, John Paul II assumed the papacy in an era when the church confronted the real prospect of nuclear war in a world divided between East and West. (Full article: 1318 words)

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