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Pope John Paul II carries a cross during the first part of the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross), a Good Friday procession, around the Collosseum in Rome in this April 5, 1996 file photo. The Pope, 84, who headed the Roman Catholic Church for 26 years and played a key role in the fall of communism in Europe, died on April 2, 2005, 1937 GMT, the Vatican said in a statement. Picture taken April 5, 1996. REUTERS/Paolo Cocco/Files