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Volume 2, No. 119

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      Volume 2, Issue 119
      MONDAY 3 June 2002

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      • Address on Solemnity of Corpus Christi
      • Vatican Plans Document on Integral Development
      In Preparation for Johannesburg Summit
      • Holy See Relaunches Reconciliation Bid with St. Pius X
      • Let British Heirs Marry Catholics, Urges Cardinal
      • Seminaries in Great Britain Undergoing Thorough Revision
      Closures and Radical Changes Loom
      • Papal Envoy Named for 500th Anniversary of 1st Mass in the
      • Juan Diego May Have Been More Than a Visionary
      Was Reconciler of Cultures, Says Mexican Primate
      • First Joint Judeo-Christian Document on Auschwitz Published
      in Germany
      Contribution to Understanding and Reconciliation
      • World Meeting of Young Priests on Eve of Toronto 2002

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      Address on Solemnity of Corpus Christi

      John Paul II´s Words Before the Angelus

      VATICAN CITY, JUNE 2, 2002 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of
      John Paul II´s address today to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter´s
      Square, before the recitation of the midday Angelus.

      Dear Brothers and Sisters!

      1. Today the feast of the solemnity of Corpus Christi is
      celebrated in Italy and in several other countries. The Christian
      community gathers around the Eucharist and in it adores its
      most precious treasure: Christ really present under the species
      of consecrated bread and wine.

      The whole people leaves the churches and carries the Most
      Blessed Sacrament through the streets and squares of the
      cities. It is the risen Christ who walks on the roads of humanity
      and continues to offer his "flesh" to men as the authentic "bread
      of life" (see John 6:48,51). Today, as 2,000 years ago, "this is a
      hard saying" (John 6:60) for human intelligence, which remains
      overwhelmed by the mystery.

      Faith is necessary, or rather faith vivified by love is necessary, to
      explore the fascinating depth of this presence of Christ under the
      "signs" of bread and wine. Only the one who believes and loves
      can understand something of the ineffable mystery, thanks to
      which God comes close to our littleness, seeks our infirmity,
      reveals himself for what he is, infinite saving love.

      2. Precisely because of this, the Eucharist is the beating center
      of the community. From the very beginning, from the early
      community of Jerusalem, Christians gathered on the day of the
      Lord to renew in the Holy Mass the memorial of the death and
      resurrection of Christ. "Sunday" is the day of rest and praise, but
      its real meaning is lost without the Eucharist. Because of this, in
      the apostolic letter "Novo Millennio Ineunte," I again proposed a
      reappraisal of Sunday and, in it, of the eucharistic celebration as
      a priority pastoral commitment. "It is a fundamental duty, to be
      fulfilled not just in order to observe a precept but as something
      felt as essential to a truly informed and consistent Christian life"
      (No. 36).

      3. In adoring the Eucharist we cannot but think with gratitude of
      the Virgin Mary. It is suggested by the eucharistic hymn we often
      sing: "Ave, verum Corpus / natum de Maria Virgine." Today let us
      ask the Mother of the Lord that every man might be able to taste
      the sweetness of communion with Jesus and become, thanks to
      the bread of life, a participant in his mystery of salvation and

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      Vatican Plans Document on Integral Development
      In Preparation for Johannesburg Summit

      ROME, MAY 30, 2002 (Zenit.org).- In preparation for a U.N.
      summit scheduled for South Africa, the Vatican will publish a
      document on the concept of "integral and mutually supportive

      Bishop Giampaolo Crepaldi, secretary of the Pontifical Council
      for Justice and Peace, announced the news Wednesday during
      a symposium organized the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical
      Athenaeum here.

      Ten years after the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro, the U.N.
      summit in Johannesburg will gather governments,
      nongovernmental organizations, businessmen and other
      sectors of civil society, from Aug. 26 to Sept. 4, to analyze the
      results achieved in regard to development and respect for the
      environment (www.johannesburgsummit.org).

      At the Rome symposium, entitled "Toward Johannesburg:
      Population, Development and Environment: Debate and
      Proposals," Bishop Crepaldi explained that the Vatican
      document focuses on the development "of the whole man and of
      all men."

      The Vatican text, which will be distributed among the participants
      of the preparatory U.N. meeting now under way in Bali, says that
      "globalization must not damage cultural identities" and, at the
      same time, requests that "cultural identity not be blocked given
      the prospect of globalization."

      Moreover, the text attaches particular importance to the principles
      of subsidiarity and solidarity, in order to emphasize the
      commitment to the struggle against poverty. It also appeals for
      special attention to be given to "the rural population, which
      constitutes half of the world's population."

      Lastly, the Vatican encourages "the growth of international
      cooperation for good government," an issue that, above all,
      "affects developing countries, where the problem of corruption is
      still determinant."

      Father Paolo Scarafoni, rector of Regina Apostolorum, opened
      the symposium by responding to some environmental concerns
      that fault Christianity for placing man at the center of the cosmos,
      at the expense of nature.

      "Authentic anthropocentrism cannot be contrary to respect for
      and conservation of nature, the environment in which man is
      integrated and which he must use with responsibility," Father
      Scarafoni said.

      The congress ended with an address by Cardinal Alfonso López
      Trujillo, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family. He said
      that the myth of the "population explosion" has been deleterious
      for the family policies of many countries.

      "Today all can see that the demographic myth has been a
      resounding lie," the cardinal said. "Europe, in particular, is
      suffering the freezing climate of a demographic winter, whose
      implications are quite worrying."

      He ended by requesting that two extremes be avoided: "on the
      one hand, the irresponsible abuse of natural resources
      sacrificed for immediate earnings; and on the other, an
      exaggerated, even superstitious, reverence of the earth."

      "To see the future in terms of family means to leave an
      inheritance to our descendents, but it does not mean to take
      egotistic steps to ensure that there will be no descendents," the
      cardinal said.

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      Holy See Relaunches Reconciliation Bid with St. Pius X

      In Wake of Group´s Critical Remarks

      VATICAN CITY, JUNE 2, 2002 (Zenit.org).- Still hopeful for a
      reconciliation, the Holy See says that recent statements by
      members of the St. Pius X Fraternity haven´t given due
      recognition to papal authority.

      Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyos, prefect of the Vatican
      Congregation for the Clergy, sent the letter to Bishop Bernard
      Fellay, superior general of the traditionalist group founded by
      French Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, in response to statements
      circulated on Internet and other media by fraternity

      Cardinal Castrillón is also president of the pontifical
      Commission "Ecclesia Dei," created by John Paul II in 1988,
      following the schismatic action of illegitimate episcopal
      ordinations carried out by Archbishop Lefebvre in Écône,
      Switzerland (see Holy Father´s motu proprio "Ecclesia Dei" at

      The letter, dated April 25, begins with a review of relations
      between Cardinal Castrillón and members of the fraternity,
      dating back to August 2000, when members of the group made
      a Jubilee pilgrimage to Rome.

      On that occasion, the cardinal had an impromptu meeting with
      three of the fraternity´s bishops (Bernard Fellay, Bernard Tissier
      de Mallerais and Richard Williamson). The meeting sparked
      hopes of a rapid solution to the conflict.

      On Dec. 29, 2000, Bishop Fellay and Cardinal Castrillón had
      another meeting, which gave rise to discussions of a possible

      The next day, John Paul II received the superior of the St. Pius X
      Fraternity in his private chapel. Then, in another meeting with
      Cardinal Castrillón, and in the presence of the Pope´s personal
      secretary, Bishop Fellay approved a protocol of agreement with
      the Holy See.

      In the three-point protocol, Bishop Fellay expressed "his will to
      be fully Catholic," his recognition of John Paul II as Successor of
      Peter, and his willingness to be subject to the Pope´s authority.
      Lastly, he accepted the Second Vatican Council "although
      expressing difficulties on some points."

      Bishop Fellay said that in returning to full communion with the
      Catholic Church he would maintain his struggle against
      modernism and the influence of Freemasonry.

      In addition, he said that Paul VI´s Mass had moments of silence
      that open the way to "protestation," and expressed formal
      objections to the rite of confirmation and rejected Vatican II´s
      concept of "religious liberty." The bishop also expressed
      opposition to a form of ecumenism "which makes one lose the
      idea of the only Church, with the danger of a Protestant

      At the end, Cardinal Castrillón suggested to the Holy Father that
      if the protocol was approved, the excommunication of the St.
      Pius X Fraternity should be lifted. He also suggested that the
      fraternity be recognized as a society of apostolic life with a
      special rite, and that the protocol be enforced that was signed by
      Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger and Archbishop Lefebvre, which the
      latter later rejected, proceeding with the illegal ordination of

      A few days later, Bishop Fellay met again with Cardinal
      Castrillón to discuss the difficulties that might be created within
      the fraternity by the process of reconciliation. Yet, since the
      doctrinal issues in question did not constitute heresy, the
      meeting ended with Easter 2001 set as the possible date for the
      fraternity´s reinsertion in the Church.

      However, Cardinal Castrillón´s letter explains that his openness
      and willingness to dialogue cannot be interpreted as "a
      conversion of the Church of Rome, which must now seek the
      ´depositum fidei´ at the heart of the St. Pius X Fraternity."

      Given the degree of progress in the negotiations, John Paul II
      appointed Cardinals Joseph Ratzinger, Jorge A. Medina and
      Louis-Marie Billé and Archbishop Julián Herranz as members of
      the "Ecclesia Dei" panel.

      A few days later, Bishop Fellay sent the fraternity´s secretary to
      Rome to meet with Cardinal Castrillón, to make criticisms of the
      present rite of the Mass, and to call for a halt in the process of
      reconciliation, unless the fraternity´s excommunication were first
      lifted and every priest allowed to celebrate Mass with St. Pius V´s

      In this context, fraternity members, including Bishop Fellay,
      made public statements claiming the whole process was a trap
      and accusing the Holy See and the Pope of betraying the faith.

      For example, according to statements of Bishop Fellay, quoted
      by Cardinal Castrillón, "it is undeniable that the dysfunctions in
      the Catholic hierarchy ..., the lacunas, the silences, the
      inductions, the tolerance of errors and even of destructive
      actions are found even in the Curia and, unfortunately, in the
      Vicar of Christ."

      Bishop Fellay accuses the Pope of promoting certain mistaken
      forms of ecumenism that he says has a consequence: "The
      thousands and millions of Catholic faithful who are weakened in
      the faith are condemned because of these weaknesses of
      Rome. This is our concern."

      To a great extent, the public statements of the fraternity´s
      representatives attack the Pope, criticizing the way the liturgy is
      celebrated today. "We reject the new liturgy because it also
      endangers our Catholic faith," Father Benoît de Jorna said in an
      interview May 15. Father Jorna is superior of the St. Pius X
      Seminary in Écône.

      In his letter, Cardinal Castrillón noted that the statements go
      against the recognition of papal authority.

      Cardinal Castrillón ended the letter by requesting a new meeting
      with Bishop Fellay, and by opening the arms of the Holy See for
      authentic reconciliation with the fraternity, as occurred in January
      when the St. John Mary Vianney Union of Campos, Brazil,
      returned to full union.

      The traditionalist institution, present in several Latin American
      countries, now has the juridical status of personal apostolic

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      Let British Heirs Marry Catholics, Urges Cardinal

      LONDON, JUNE 2, 2002 (Zenit.org).- Cardinal Cormac
      Murphy-O´Connor thinks it is time for Britain to lift its historic ban
      on any heir to the throne marrying a Catholic, BBC reports.

      The archbishop of Westminster called for a repeal of the age-old
      ruling as he prepared to take part in a multifaith service to mark
      the 50th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth´s coronation.

      "I think with regard to the Act of Settlement, it´s not really and
      shouldn´t be relevant in today´s world and today´s Britain," the
      cardinal said of the 1701 law governing the marriage of an heir.

      "After all," he added, "it´s not so much that it is an act of
      discrimination against Roman Catholics -- which it is -- but it
      seems to me to be discrimination against the royal family."

      Cardinal Murphy-O´Connor said the present law needed
      changing so that Prince William could marry someone of any

      "He can marry by law a Hindu, a Buddhist, anyone, but not a
      Roman Catholic," the cardinal said. "That seems to me
      anomalous and I think it should go."

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      Seminaries in Great Britain Undergoing Thorough Revision
      Closures and Radical Changes Loom

      LONDON, MAY 30, 2002 (Zenit.org).- The Catholic seminaries
      serving the United Kingdom could be closed or radically
      changed as a result of an extensive review of the institutions.

      Four of the seminaries are in the United Kingdom and three are
      abroad. Scotland is also discussing the future of its centers for
      priestly formation.

      A commission appointed by the bishops' conference of England
      and Wales has just concluded a six-month, in-depth study of
      priestly formation, in order to improve seminarians' training in
      the future.

      The commission carried out a survey of seminaries from
      September to February. A questionnaire was sent to bishops,
      seminary rectors, professors, seminarians and vocation
      directors with questions on the constitution, life and work of

      The results of the research were included in a report given to
      bishops, who discussed it Monday.

      In a statement issued after the study of the report, the bishops
      stressed the desire of the Catholic Church of England and
      Wales "to recognize the possibilities for renewal and hope."

      The episcopal conference analyzed "the diversity within our
      present seminary system" and "the variety of needs the
      seminaries are required to address in the formation of priests
      for our dioceses," the statement explained.
      "The bishops' conference now seeks to build on the heritage of
      the past to provide creative opportunities for the future," the
      episcopal statement added.

      The bishops also agreed to two stages of further discussion.

      "Firstly, the archbishops of Liverpool and Birmingham will bring
      together the bishops and those responsible for formation in the
      colleges at Oscott and Ushaw," the statement said. "They will
      discuss the specific qualities of these colleges, with a view to
      the strengths of these institutions being brought into the wider
      service of all our dioceses."

      "At the same time, the archbishops of Westminster and
      Southwark will convene a similar meeting concerning the
      colleges at Wonersh and Allen Hall. It is intended that these
      meetings will take place before" the bishops' meeting in
      November, the statement added. "As a second stage, these two
      groups will then consider plans for the future."

      Regarding the commission's recommendations for the pontifical
      colleges in Spain and Rome, the bishops decided that the
      president of the conference and the implementation group
      should enter into discussions with the Holy See, the statement

      "The overall responsibility for carrying this process forward will
      rest with the five archbishops of England and Wales, who will act
      as the implementation group on behalf of the conference," the
      bishops reported.

      The Scottish episcopal conference has also decided that the
      seminaries under its jurisdiction should be thoroughly revised.
      Seminary rectors and vice rectors have been invited to next
      month's meeting of the episcopal conference, to discuss the
      future of seminaries.

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      Papal Envoy Named for 500th Anniversary of 1st Mass in the

      VATICAN CITY, JUNE 2, 2002 (Zenit.org).- The cardinal primate
      of the Americas will represent John Paul II at the events marking
      the 500th anniversary of the first Mass celebrated in the New

      The Vatican Press Office announced Saturday that Cardinal
      Nicolás de Jesús López Rodríguez, archbishop of Santo
      Domingo, Dominican Republic, will be the papal envoy for the

      The centenary celebration is scheduled for Aug. 14 in
      Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

      The first Mass on the American continent took place during the
      fourth and last trip of Christopher Columbus, who landed on
      Honduran soil on July 30, 1502, on Guanaja Island.

      On Aug. 14 of that year the expedition arrived in Punta de
      Caxinas, today Punta de Castilla. It was here that the first Mass
      was celebrated.

      The celebrations are an opportunity to "recall the origins of our
      being Christian," the nation´s bishops explained in a letter.

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      Juan Diego May Have Been More Than a Visionary
      Was Reconciler of Cultures, Says Mexican Primate

      MEXICO CITY, MAY 30, 2002 (Zenit.org).- Guadalupe visionary
      Juan Diego was a mediator and reconciler between Indian and
      European cultures, as well as a Gospel messenger, the
      archbishop primate of Mexico says in a new book.

      The book, "Juan Diego the Talking Eagle," addresses historical
      aspects of the Mexican Indian, who received messages from the
      Blessed Virgin in December 1531, and who will be canonized
      July 31 in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

      At a press conference this week to present his book, Cardinal
      Norberto Rivera Carrera pointed out that many questions still
      surround the historical figure of Blessed Juan Diego.

      But there are no longer any doubts in regard to his Indian nature,
      virtues, historicity and holiness, the archbishop primate said.

      The cardinal outlined John Paul II's itinerary for the canonization.
      The Pope will arrive at Mexico City's international airport on the
      night of July 30 from Guatemala, and will be received by
      President Vicente Fox.

      The next day, July 31, the Pontiff will travel through the city to the
      basilica, where he will celebrate the canonization Mass.

      Following a courtesy visit with the president, the Pope will meet
      with more than 100 bishops who make up the Mexican
      episcopal conference.

      On Aug. 1, his last day in Mexico, John Paul II will beatify two
      martyrs of Oaxaca. He will then leave the Marian basilica and go
      to the airport for the return trip to the Vatican.

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      First Joint Judeo-Christian Document on Auschwitz Published in
      Contribution to Understanding and Reconciliation

      BERLIN, MAY 30, 2002 (Zenit.org).- Christians and Jews have
      published for the first time a joint document on the Holocaust,
      entitled "Auschwitz: History and Thought."

      Hans Joachim Meyer, president of the Central Committee of
      Catholics (ZdK), told the SIR news service that "the document is
      an attempt to contribute to understanding and reconciliation."

      The text was presented here Tuesday "to sensitize public
      opinion on the dimension of suffering of the Jewish people in the
      concentration camp," Meyer added.

      The volume, whose publication was entrusted to the "Jews and
      Christians" circle of the ZdK, includes contributions from nine
      Jewish authors and 18 Catholics on the Holocaust and its
      causes. It also records the testimonies of both Jewish survivors
      of the camp as well as Catholic figures such as Maximilian
      Kolbe and Edith Stein.

      Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich, Jewish historian and co-author of the
      volume, emphasized that over the past 40 years relations
      between Jews and Christians have evolved in a positive way.

      In this connection, Ehrlich recalled John Paul II's visit to Yad
      Vashem, the Holocaust memorial, and Jerusalem's Wailing
      Wall, when he traveled to the Holy Land in March 2000. These
      events have become for the Church "a way of identification with
      the Jewish people that is unique in 2,000 years" of history,
      Ehrlich said.

      Moreover, the historian referred to the "radical change" that
      occurred when the Catholic Church recognized the Jewish
      Scripture as an autonomous work.

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      World Meeting of Young Priests on Eve of Toronto 2002

      TORONTO, MAY 30, 2002 (Zenit.org).- A meeting on the eve of
      World Youth Day will attract 150 seminarians and recently
      ordained priests from around the world.

      The theme of the meeting, which will take place in St. Peter's
      Seminary and King's College in London, Ontario, from July
      19-21, echoes that of the World Youth Day: "You are the salt of
      the earth, you are the light of the world."

      The gathering will provide newly ordained priests and those
      preparing for the priesthood with an opportunity to get to know
      one another and to listen to presentations by Church leaders.

      Speakers will include Cardinal James Francis Stafford,
      president of the Pontifical Council for the Laity; Cardinal
      Jean-Marie Lustiger, archbishop of Paris; and Archbishop
      Terrence Prendergast of Halifax.

      More details are at www.wyd2002.org.

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      VATICAN CITY, MAY 31, 2002 (VIS) - John Paul II received at
      midday today participants in a meeting organized by the
      Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples with the
      superiors of the Institutes of Consecrated Life and the Societies
      of Apostolic Life involved in the "ad gentes" mission.

      The Pope emphasized that "throughout the centuries
      consecrated persons have always been in the forefront of
      missionary activity ad gentes. Many of them have left their
      homes, families and countries of origin. ...
      They have frequently faced difficulties and obstacles, rejection
      and sacrifices," and some have even suffered martyrdom.

      "The mission," he continued, "is of course demanding and in
      light of problems, difficulties and misunderstandings, the
      decrease of 'ad vitam' missionary vocations, the temptation to
      discouragement and fatigue can sometimes manifest itself. This
      could spread among you due to the monotony of the daily routine
      or spiritual dryness. Resist these temptations, gaining the
      strength to overcome all obstacles from deep union with God."

      The Holy Father underlined that the new evangelization "is
      necessary to continue cultivating a fruitful communion among
      the missionary institutes, bishops and individual Churches,
      maintaining constant dialogue animated by charity, as much on
      the diocesan level as on the national level, with the Unions of
      female and male superiors, respecting diverse charisms, duties
      and ministries."

      "The spirit of communion which is born from the 'cum ecclesia'
      feeling is exercised in a significant way in the collaboration with
      the Apostolic See and the organizations in charge of missionary
      activity, in the first place the Congregation for the Evangelization
      of Peoples."

      * * *


      VATICAN CITY, MAY 31, 2002 (VIS) - Made public today was the
      Holy Father's Message to the participants in the Eighth National
      Assembly of the Ecclesial Movement of Cultural Commitment
      (MEIC) as it meets in Rome to reflect on the ten-year project of
      the Italian Church entitled "Communicating the Gospel in a
      Changing World."

      The Pope noted that MEIC is part of Italian Catholic Action and
      is the "'missionary avant garde' for the world of culture and of
      professions." He also remarked on their proposal "to study more
      deeply and renew missionary awareness, that must always
      distinguish you. ... This renewed missionary conscience calls
      you, today more than ever, to be credible witnesses of Christian

      "Without ever reducing faith to culture," underscored John Paul
      II, "the Church makes an effort to give cultural consistency to the
      life of faith, and to make it inspire everyone in private and public
      life, (as well as) the national and international realities. In this
      regard, you know with what great interest the Holy See is
      following the work of the European Convention. I was able
      personally to express my disappointment for the omission of any
      reference to Christian and religious values in the editing of the
      Charter of basic rights.

      "I greatly hope," he added, "that MEIC will be able to work so
      that the religious component, which over the centuries has
      permeated the formation of European institutions, is not
      ignored. The Christian patrimony of civilization, which has
      contributed so greatly to the defense of the values of democracy,
      freedom, and solidarity among the peoples of Europe, must
      neither vanish nor be disregarded."

      The Pope lauded MEIC for their "marked sensitivity for the
      Church's ecumenical commitment" and their dedication to
      interreligious dialogue."Continue on this precious path of
      formation in the ecumenical sector
      and in awareness of religions."

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      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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      "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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