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Over 50 world leaders will attend beatification-- including Zimbabwe's Mugabe

Catholic World News - April 28, 2011

More than 50 foreign heads of state and government leaders will attend the beatification of Pope John Paul II.

Among the guests will be at least one whose presence is likely to cause some consternation among Vatican officials: President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, whose regime has been repeatedly criticized by the nation’s bishops for corruption, mismanagement, and violations of human rights.

Poland will send a large delegation, led by President Bronislaw Komrowski and the speakers of both houses of the country’s parliament.

King Albert and Queen Paola of Belgium will be at the ceremony, as will French Premier Francois Fillon and the president of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso.

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