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Wadowice Celebrates Pope's Polish Legacy

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Wadowice Celebrates Pope's Polish Legacy

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Wadowice Celebrates Pope's Polish Legacy

Wadowice Celebrates Pope's Polish Legacy

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In Wadowice, Pope John Paul II's home town, Poles await the passing of a beloved native son. Some remember him as a youngster in school and a parish priest who reached out to different kinds of people and stood up to Nazi and Communist rule in Poland.