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Posted: January 25, 2014 at 4:21 a.m.

Despite pope’s wish, notes to be printed WARSAW, Poland — Pope John Paul II’s secretary “did not have the courage” to burn all of the pontiff’s notes after his death, and is now having some of them published, he said Wednesday.

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