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Pope John Paul II raises his arms outside a hospital in Rome where he paid a visit to Polish bishop Andrej Maria Deskur in this October 17, 1978 file photo. The Pope died on April 2, the Vatican announced. The 84-year-old Pontiff, who headed the Roman Catholic Church for 26 years, died at 1937 GMT, a statement said. REUTERS/Mal Langsdon/Files