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Threat of terrorism clouds Europe's Easter

Millions of people around the world observed Good Friday, the first of the three holiest days in the Christian calendar, clouded by warnings of terror attacks in Europe and chilling images from Iraq presaging conflict with Islam. In Rome, the headquarters of the Catholic Church, the Italian government said it had placed 23,000 police and paramilitary troops on guard against terrorist attacks over the Easter period. Last year, Pope John Paul II warned that the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq would drive a wedge between Muslim and Christian cultures, and “he would do the same thing today,” said senior Vatican Cardinal Renato Martino, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. Full Story

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