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Commentary: John Paul's Activist Legacy

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Commentary: John Paul's Activist Legacy

Commentary: John Paul's Activist Legacy

Commentary: John Paul's Activist Legacy

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Commentator Gustav Niebuhr says that Pope John Paul II is being celebrated for many accomplishments, but he would like to highlight one specific incident. In 1999, the pope convinced the governor of Missouri to commute a death sentence to life without parole.

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