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Church helped build Dominican Republic, Pope notes

April 03, 2009

Pope Benedict XVI greeted a new ambassador from the Dominican Republic to the Holy See on April 3. He told the new envoy, Victor Manuel Grimaldi Cespedes, that society should readily recognize the benefits brought by the Catholic Church, particularly in the fields of education and health care. He encouraged government efforts to strengthen family life and to ensure protection of human life from conception until natural death.


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