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Cardinal Dziwisz offers Mass of thanksgiving for Pope John Paul, President Reagan

Catholic World News - July 12, 2011

Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, the longtime secretary to Blessed John Paul II and current Archbishop of Krakow, recently offered Mass in thanksgiving for the late Pontiff and for President Ronald Reagan, the centenary of whose birth is being commemorated throughout Eastern Europe.

“Today we remember two people who by their decisions seriously influenced the fate and shape of the modern world,” said Cardinal Dziwisz. “ Each of them acted in a different sphere. Each had different responsibilities … And yet they prevailed a similar purpose, and therefore in many cases, their paths converged.”

President Reagan “took great pains to bring about the demise of that which he so aptly named ‘the evil empire,’” the cardinal added, referring to Communism as “the insane ideology of building a world without God.”

“This empire of evil denied many people and nations their freedom. It did so by way of a pernicious ideology . . . the result of this experiment was the death and sufferings of millions.”

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