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      ROMAN CATHOLIC NEWS

      Volume 2, Issue 80
      THURSDAY 11 April, 2002

      Feast of St. Stanislaus

      * * *

      WEAR THE BROWN SCAPULAR OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT
      CARMEL AND PRAY THE ROSARY DAILY FOR THE
      CONVERSION OF THE WHOLE WORLD AND FOR CHURCH
      UNITY

      * * *

      INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
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      • God Is Neither Asleep Nor Indifferent, John Paul II Says
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      • ELDERLY MUST RECEIVE SUPPORT FROM FAMILY AND
      SOCIETY
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      • JOHN PAUL II WELCOMES NEW AMBASSADOR FROM
      YUGOSLAVIA
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      • CREATE SYSTEMS OF SOLIDARITY THAT DO NOT
      IMPOVERISH ANYONE
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      • IN BRIEF
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      • AUDIENCES
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      • 6 Beatifications Scheduled for Sunday
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      • Prayers Requested for Peace Efforts in Holy Land
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      • Armenian Monk, 23, Wounded in Bethlehem Basilica
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      • Siege Will Last Until Surrender, Israeli Tells Pope
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      • Cardinal Van Thuân Appeals for Forgiveness in Holy Land
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      • CATALOGUE OF LINKS
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      • HOW TO POST A QUESTION TO THE CATHOLIC REFERENCE
      DESK AND HOW TO SUBMIT AN ARTICLE FOR PUBLICATION
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      • EUCHARISTIC PRAYER IN HONOR OF THE SORROWFUL
      HEART OF MARY
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      • DAILY REMINDER
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      • ROMAN CATHOLIC NEWS ARCHIVES
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      • COPYRIGHT NOTICES
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      God Is Neither Asleep Nor Indifferent, John Paul II Says

      General Audience Address on Psalm 79(80)

      VATICAN CITY, APRIL 10, 2002 (Zenit.org).- John Paul II
      dedicated his general audience today to a meditation on Psalm
      79(80). Here is a translation of the Holy Father´s address that
      was given in Italian.

      1. The Psalm we just heard has the tone of a lamentation and a
      supplication of all the people of Israel. The first part makes use
      of a well-known biblical symbol, the pastoral. The Lord is
      invoked as "Shepherd of Israel," he who [is] "guide of the flock of
      Joseph" (Psalm 79[80]:2). From the height of the Ark of the
      Covenant, enthroned upon the cherubim, the Lord leads his
      flock, namely, his people, and protects them from dangers.

      This is what he did during the desert crossing. Now, however, he
      seems absent, almost asleep or indifferent. He offers the flock,
      which he was to lead and nourish (see Psalm 22[23]), only the
      bread of tears (see Psalm 79[80]:6). The enemies laugh at this
      humiliated and offended people; yet God does not seem to be
      moved, to be "stirred up" ([see] verse 3), nor does he reveal his
      power, arrayed to defend the victims of violence and oppression.

      The repetition of the antiphonal invocation (see verses 4, 8)
      seeks virtually to shake God from his detached attitude, so that
      he will return to be the shepherd and defense of his people.

      2. In the second part of the prayer, full of tension combined with
      trust, we find another symbol that is dear to the Bible, that of the
      vine. It is an image that is easy to understand, because it
      belongs to the vision of the Promised Land and is the sign of
      fruitfulness and joy.

      As the prophet Isaiah teaches in one of his most poetic pages
      (see Isaiah 5:1-7), the vine represents Israel. It illustrates two
      fundamental dimensions: on one hand, because it is planted by
      God (see Isaiah 5:2; Psalm 79[80]:9-10), the vine represents the
      gift, the grace, the love of God; on the other, it requires the labor
      of the farmer, thanks to which it produces grapes that can give
      wine; hence, it represents the human response, the personal
      effort and the fruit of good works.

      3. Through the imagery of the vine, the Psalm recalls the
      principal stages of Hebrew history: its roots, the experience of
      the exodus from Egypt, the entry into the Promised Land. The
      vine reached its highest level of extension over all the
      Palestinian region and beyond during Solomon´s reign. In fact, it
      extended from the northern mountains of Lebanon, with their
      cedars, to the Mediterranean Sea, and almost to the great river
      Euphrates (see verses 11-12).

      However, the splendor of this flowering was shattered. The
      Psalm reminds us that a tempest struck God´s vine, that is,
      Israel underwent a harsh test, a terrible invasion that devastated
      the Promised Land. As though he was an invader, God himself
      demolished the wall surrounding the vine, thus leaving it to be
      plundered by robbers, represented by the wild boar, an animal
      considered violent and impure according to ancient customs. To
      the power of the boar are associated all the wild beasts, symbol
      of an inimical horde that devastates everything (see verses
      13-14).

      4. Then, an urgent appeal is addressed to God so that, breaking
      his silence, he will again be arrayed in defense of the victims:
      "Turn again, Lord of hosts; look down from heaven and see;
      attend to this vine" (verse 15). God will again be the protector of
      the vital stump of this vine subjected to such a violent storm,
      scattering all those who tried to uproot and burn it (see verses
      16-17).

      At this point, the Psalm opens to hope of a messianic coloring.
      In fact, in verse 18 it prays thus: "May your help be with the man
      at your right hand, with the one whom you once made strong."
      Our thoughts turn first of all to the Davidic king who, with the
      Lord´s support, will lead the uprising for freedom. But trust in the
      future Messiah is implicit, that "son of man" who will be sung by
      the prophet Daniel (see 7:13-14), and that Jesus will assume as
      a favorite title to describe his work and his messianic person. In
      fact, the Fathers of the Church will be unanimous in indicating, in
      the vine evoked by the Psalm, a prophetic prefiguration of Christ
      "true vine" (John 15:1) and of the Church.

      5. For the Lord´s face to shine again, it is certainly necessary that
      Israel be converted in fidelity and prayer to God the Savior. It is
      what the Psalmist expresses, affirming: "Then we will not
      withdraw from you" (Psalm 79[80]:19).

      Psalm 79(80), then, is a song intensely marked by suffering, but
      by indestructible trust. God is always ready to "return" to his
      people, but it is also necessary for his people to "return" to him
      with fidelity. If we are converted from sin, the Lord will be
      "converted" from his intention to punish: This is the Psalmist´s
      conviction, which also finds an echo in our hearts, opening them
      to hope.

      * * *

      ELDERLY MUST RECEIVE SUPPORT FROM FAMILY AND
      SOCIETY

      VATICAN CITY, APR 11, 2002 (VIS) - Made public yesterday
      afternoon was the Pope's Message to participants in the Second
      World Assembly on Ageing which is taking place in Madrid,
      Spain from April 8 through 12.

      The Holy Father writes that "a society shows itself just to the
      extent that it meets the needs of all its members." He went on to
      ask: "How can we guarantee the endurance of a society which is
      ageing, and safeguard the social security of older persons and
      their quality of life?"

      "In responding to this question," he continues, "we must not be
      guided chiefly by economic criteria; rather, we must be inspired
      by sound moral principles. In the first place, the elderly must be
      considered in their
      dignity as persons, which does not diminish with the passing
      years nor with physical and mental deterioration. ... Experience
      shows that when this positive view breaks down older people
      are quickly marginalized and condemned to a loneliness which
      is a kind of social death. And does not the self-esteem of older
      people depend in large part on how they are viewed in the family
      and in society?"

      John Paul II affirms that the "effective inclusion" of the elderly in
      society with their experience, knowledge and wisdom entails
      "helping to solve the problems connected with ageing."

      Furthermore, he adds, formative programs are necessary to
      educate people about ageing in order that they may adapt to
      changes in life-style and work.

      The Pope underlines that in moments of suffering and
      dependence, the elderly "not only need to be cared for with
      scientific and technical means but also to be looked after with
      efficiency and love, so that they do not feel that they are a
      useless burden or what is worse reach the point of wanting and
      asking for death. Our civilization must guarantee to older people
      care which is rich in humanity and inspired by true values."

      * * *

      JOHN PAUL II WELCOMES NEW AMBASSADOR FROM
      YUGOSLAVIA

      VATICAN CITY, APR 11, 2002 (VIS) - Pope John Paul today
      welcomed Darko Tanaskovic and accepted his Letters of
      Credence as the new ambassador of the Federal Republic of
      Yugoslavia to the Holy See.

      The Pope spoke to the ambassador about the rebuilding of
      Yugoslavia after a conflict that left "material and moral damage."
      He highlighted the "need for reconciliation within Yugoslavia
      itself, so that all may work together, with respect for one
      another's differences, to rebuild society and the common good."
      He also underscored the "need to put aside ethnic and
      nationalistic introversion and to further build a Nation whose
      democratic institutions ... ensure that all its peoples, especially
      the minorities, are active and equal participants in the political
      and economic life of their communities."

      The Holy Father affirmed the importance of rejecting violence in a
      process of reconciliation. "Your own country has known better
      than most through its history that violence begets more violence,
      and that dialogue alone can break that death-dealing spiral."

      He noted that "cultural differences have often been a source of
      misunderstanding between peoples" but he stressed that "there
      are values which are common to all cultures, ... universal values
      (such as) solidarity, peace, life and education."

      "The Catholic Church," the Pope said, "faithful to the spiritual and
      ethical principles of her universal mission, seeks to promote not
      some narrow ideological or national interest but the full
      development of all peoples, with particular attention to and
      solidarity with those most in need."

      In closing, John Paul II noted that "in a situation such as the one
      you face, religion is not the root of the problem, but an essential
      part of its solution." He expressed his pleasure that "religious
      education has been
      re-introduced in Serbian schools, for it provides a special
      opportunity to teach the young those universal values which are
      rooted in the nature of the person and ultimately in God."

      * * *

      CREATE SYSTEMS OF SOLIDARITY THAT DO NOT
      IMPOVERISH ANYONE

      VATICAN CITY, APR 11, 2002 (VIS) - John Paul II received today
      the participants in the plenary assembly of the Pontifical
      Academy of Social Sciences who are reflecting on the subjects
      of democracy and globalization, as well as solidarity among the
      generations.

      "The growing interdependence among people, families,
      companies and nations, as well as economies and markets -
      what we call globalization - has overturned the system of
      interaction and public relations." This has had positive
      consequences, but also has caused inequalities among
      economies and peoples in such a way that we must reconsider
      the question of solidarity."

      The Pope said that "it is up to the political and economic leaders
      to do everything possible so that globalization does not work
      against those who have fewer resources or are weaker,
      increasing even more the gap between rich and poor, between
      rich and poor nations." He invited leaders to create systems of
      solidarity that "take into consideration the changes caused by
      globalization and that prevent these phenomena from
      impoverishing important sectors of some groups of people, and
      sometimes entire nations."

      "Social solidarity," he continued, "means to depart from the
      simple search for particular interests. ... We must educate the
      younger generations in a spirit of solidarity and a true culture of
      openness to the universal and attention toward all peoples,
      regardless of race, culture or religion."

      The Holy Father emphasized that politicians must "regulate the
      markets, subject the laws of the markets to the laws of solidarity,
      in order to prevent imbalances in peoples and society caused by
      all kinds of economic changes, and protect these laws from
      upheaval as a result of the deregulation of markets."

      He concluded by saying: "May the humanity of today, on its way to
      greater unity, solidarity and peace, transmit to future generations
      the goods of creation and hopes for a better future!"

      * * *

      IN BRIEF

      POPE JOHN PAUL WROTE A LETTER to Archbishop Jozef
      Kowalczyk, apostolic nuncio in Poland, and through him to the
      organizers and participants in the International Conference on
      "Conflict of Interest and its Significance in Science and
      Medicine," held in Warsaw on April 5-6. The Letter, signed March
      25 and published today, underscores how "there is a risk that
      science-based businesses and health care structures can be
      set up not in order to provide the best possible care for people in
      accordance with their human dignity, but in order to maximize
      profit and increase business, with a predictable lowering in the
      quality of service for those unable to pay." The Pope underscored
      how, "driven by the pursuit of profit, ... the pharmaceutical
      industry has favored research which has already placed on the
      world market products contrary to the moral good."

      The Pope noted that, because they produce lower profits, for
      example, programs to treat infertility are less popular that
      funding artificial human fertilization. Likewise, "ethically
      acceptable and scientifically valid programs using adult stem
      cells" for therapeutic purposes draw less support than programs
      that "produce or even clone (human embryos) in order to harvest
      stem-cells." The Holy Father emphasized that "ethical values
      must be brought to the fore (in these areas). To subject
      everything to profit involves a real loss of freedom for the
      scientist."

      THE HOLY FATHER HAS WRITTEN A MESSAGE to Bishop
      Jayme Henrique Chemello of Pelotas, Brazil, president of the
      National Conference of Bishops of Brazil, on the occasion of the
      50th anniversary of the creation of this episcopal conference.
      The Letter, written in Portuguese and dated April 7, was
      personally brought to the Brazilian bishops for the anniversary
      celebrations by Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, prefect of the
      Congregation for Bishops and president of the Pontifical
      Commission for Latin America, and by Bishop Cipriano
      Calderon Polo, vice-president of the commission. The Pope
      wrote that "the CNBB is an organization destined to remain
      throughout history as an instrument of affective and effective
      communion among all the bishops, and of efficacious
      collaboration with the diocesan ordinaries of each particular
      Church in the triple function of teaching, sanctifying and
      governing as shepherds of one's own flock."

      JOHN PAUL II SENT A MESSAGE TO Cardinal Carlo Maria
      Martini, archbishop of Milan, on the occasion of the celebration
      by "the Ambrosian Church in Milan and the Order of Friars
      Preachers of the 750th anniversary of the martyrdom of St. Peter
      of Verona, Dominican religious, killed for the faith together with
      his confrere, Brother Domenico on April 6, 1252 ... near Seveso,
      as he was going to Milan to undertake a new mission of
      evangelization and defense of the Catholic faith." The Pope's
      Letter, published today, was signed March 25.

      ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN, Holy See permanent
      observer to the Office of the United Nations in Geneva,
      Switzerland, spoke yesterday to the 58th session of the U. N.
      Human Rights Commission that is meeting in Geneva from
      March 18 to April 26 to debate the question of human rights and
      extreme poverty. In his speech, Archbishop Martin underscored
      that "being forced to live in extreme poverty is an offense against
      human dignity."

      * * *

      AUDIENCES

      VATICAN CITY, APR 11, 2002 (VIS) - The Holy Father today
      received in audience four prelates from the Episcopal
      Conference of Bolivia on their "ad limina" visit:

      - Bishop Jesus Juarez Parraga S.D.B. of El Alto.

      - Bishop Juan Vargas Aruquipa of Coroico.

      - Bishop Walter Perez Villamonte of Potosi.

      - Bishop Toribio Ticona Porco of Corocoro.

      * * *

      6 Beatifications Scheduled for Sunday

      VATICAN CITY, APRIL 10, 2002 (Zenit.org).- John Paul II will
      beatify six people this Sunday, including a Nicaraguan religious
      sister who died in the 1970s.

      That will bring to 1,288 the number of people beatified during
      this pontificate. The Holy Father has canonized 456, and will
      canonize five more May 19.

      The servants of God who will be proclaimed blessed Sunday are
      Nicaraguan María Romero Meneses (1902-1977), a member of
      the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (the Salesian Sisters);
      and Argentine María del Tránsito de Jesús Sacramentado
      (1821-1885), founder of the Congregation of Franciscan
      Missionary Tertiaries of Argentina.

      The others include Italian priests Gaetano Errico (1791-1860),
      founder of the Congregation of Missionaries of the Sacred
      Hearts of Jesus and Mary; Ludovico Pavoni (1784-1849), founder
      of the Congregation of the Sons of Mary Immaculate; and Luigi
      Variara (1875-1923), of the Society of St. Francis of Sales,
      founder of the Institute of the Holy Sons of the Sacred Hearts of
      Jesus and Mary.

      Italian-Argentine religious Artemide Zatti (1880-1951) will also
      be beatified.

      * * *

      Prayers Requested for Peace Efforts in Holy Land

      VATICAN CITY, APRIL 10, 2002 (Zenit.org).- John Paul II
      appealed for intense prayer for the success of peace efforts
      under way in the Middle East.

      The Holy Father ended his traditional general audience today
      with a request to the pilgrims gathered in St. Peter´s Square: "Let
      us pray for peace in the Holy Land!"

      John Paul II added: "Let us ask the Holy Virgin to intercede for
      the success of the efforts being made by various parties to
      overcome the tragic situation those people are going through,
      who suffer so much."

      When the Holy Father, in his "popemobile," passed by a pilgrim
      who raised a pole with the Israeli and Palestinian flags, the
      Pope blessed the two banners.

      * * *

      Armenian Monk, 23, Wounded in Bethlehem Basilica

      Not Clear If Shot Came from Israelis or Palestinians

      JERUSALEM, APRIL 10, 2002 (Zenit.org).- A 23-year-old
      Armenian monk was seriously wounded this morning in the
      premises of Bethlehem´s Basilica of the Nativity, but not in
      danger of death.

      The monk was taken to Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital in
      Jerusalem.

      "He has still not recovered consciousness," Bishop Shirvanian
      Aris, director of ecumenical and foreign relations of the
      Patriarchate of the Armenian Orthodox Church in the Holy Land,
      told the Misna missionary agency.

      "The doctors have stopped the intense hemorrhage and have
      described his condition as stable. He might possibly be
      operated on Wednesday night or Thursday morning," the bishop
      said.

      The wounded monk is Armen Fianian, a novice of the Armenian
      community, which resides in the old monastery of the basilica.
      He was in his cell when he was hit in the back by a bullet.

      "We still cannot confirm if the shot came from the Israeli or
      Palestinian band," Bishop Aris explained.

      The Palestinians holed up in the church blamed Israeli soldiers.
      For its part, the Israeli army said the monk was wounded by
      Palestinians who started shooting when Israeli soldiers tried to
      take medicines and food to the monks.

      There are six monks in the buildings of the Armenian Orthodox
      community. Asked if they would be evacuated, Bishop Aris
      answered: "It is an issue that is out of the question at this time.
      The priority now is Armen´s health."

      For over a week now, more than 200 Palestinians, most of them
      armed, have been holed up in the basilica. The holy place is
      surrounded by the Israeli army, which periodically asks the
      Palestinians to surrender.

      "The tension is very high. Frenetic work is being done in the
      hope of resolving the situation before it explodes in our hands,
      with new armed action," the spokesman of the Franciscan
      Custody of the Holy Land, Father David Jaeger, told the Vatican
      agency Fides.

      * * *

      Siege Will Last Until Surrender, Israeli Tells Pope

      President Katsav Sends Letter About Basilica to John Paul II

      JERUSALEM, APRIL 10, 2002 (Zenit.org).- Israeli President
      Moshe Katsav notified the Pope that the Israeli army will continue
      its siege of the Basilica of the Nativity until the Palestinians holed
      up there surrender.

      The text of a letter from Katsav to John Paul II was published this
      afternoon by the Israeli Embassy in the Vatican.

      "We have no alternative but to prevent armed Palestinian
      terrorists, who have murdered innocent Jews and taken refuge
      in a holy Christian sanctuary, from escaping and continuing their
      acts of bloodshed," the president states in his letter.

      Representatives of all the Christian Churches in the Holy Land
      had requested the organization of an internationally protected
      convoy to enable the 200 Palestinians to come out of the
      basilica. Many of them are policemen and militiamen who have
      taken refuge in the sacred place.

      Katsav explained that ending the siege by giving the gunmen
      safe conduct would "constitute a grave danger to public safety,"
      and Israel has "no choice but to maintain our presence in the
      immediate area."

      Over 30 Franciscan religious, several Franciscan nuns, and six
      Armenian monks are also locked in their residences at the
      basilica. One monk was seriously wounded by gunfire today.

      Israel´s president explained that his country´s forces are under
      orders not to fire on churches. They intend "to extricate these
      Palestinian terrorists unharmed from the church," he wrote. But
      the troops will "continue to refrain from taking actions that may
      harm the church or its clergy," he added.

      * * *

      Cardinal Van Thuân Appeals for Forgiveness in Holy Land

      Statements of President of Pontifical Council for Justice and
      Peace

      VATICAN CITY, APRIL 10, 2002 (Zenit.org).- Forgiveness is the
      only possible recipe for Middle East peace, but "neither Israelis
      nor Palestinians seem inclined to make such a gesture," says a
      Vatican official.

      Cardinal François Xavier Nguyên Van Thuân, in an interview with
      the Turin newspaper La Stampa, pointed to John Paul II´s "mea
      culpa" at the Wailing Wall as an example of the kind of action
      needed to bring about peace.

      "It is indispensable that religion be purged of fundamentalist
      interpretations, that it stop being a motive for conflict and an
      obstacle to surmounting geopolitical problems," said the
      cardinal, who is president of the Pontifical Council for Justice
      and Peace. "Only in this way will an era of openness,
      development and tolerance be possible."

      He reaffirmed the Vatican´s neutrality in regard to Israelis and
      Palestinians, and delineated the Church´s position with these
      words: "unequivocal condemnation of terrorism and
      condemnation of the dramatic conditions of life imposed on the
      Palestinian people."

      "Reprisals fuel hatred, and the suicide attacks increase
      militarization in the territory," the cardinal observed. "Israel
      cannot ignore proportionality in the use of legitimate means of
      defense."

      "There is a wound that can be healed if the negotiations are
      respected," he continued. "The U.N. resolutions must be
      respected by both sides. If they remains purely theoretical there
      is a risk of anarchy, where the law of the strongest rules."

      "All of us should play our part, not just the supranational
      organizations," the cardinal added.

      Lastly, "in the Holy Land, Christians can be a bridge between
      Muslims and Jews, because they share language and culture
      with the Muslims, and biblical tradition with the Jews. All
      prejudices against Israel have been overcome in the Church; it
      is a mistake to side with only one of the contenders," Cardinal
      Van Thuân concluded.

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      EUCHARISTIC PRAYER IN HONOR OF THE SORROWFUL
      HEART OF MARY

      When the Eucharistic host is elevated at Mass say:

      "Eternal Father, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of
      Mary, I offer you the crucified Body of Your dearly beloved Son,
      Jesus Christ, in reparation for all the sins committed against you
      and for the conversion and salvation of the whole world."

      When the Eucharistic chalice is elevated at Mass say:

      "Eternal Father, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of
      Mary, I offer you the precious Blood of Your dearly beloved Son,
      Jesus Christ, in reparation for all the sins committed against you
      and for the conversion and salvation of the whole world."

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      DAILY REMINDER

      "during this important time, as the eve of the new millennium
      approaches unity among all Christians of the various
      confessions will increase until they reach full communion." John
      Paul II, Tertio Millennio Adveniente, 16

      "Keep close to the Mother of God as if you were the child Jesus
      clinging to her robes while walking down a dusty and busy
      crowded street and you'll always be safe."

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