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Pope urges conversion; stampede kills 2

March 22, 2009

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— Tens of thousands of Angola’s Catholics lined the streets of the capital Saturday for a blessing from Pope Benedict XVI, who urged the country’s faithful to reach out and convert people who believe in witchcraft.

But a stampede at a stadium before one of the pope’s speeches left two people dead and others injured.

“The pope is very upset,” a Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said Saturday.

The stampede broke out as the gates to Coqueiros stadium opened hours before Benedict arrived, Lombardi said.

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Confrontation 9 years, 2 months ago

Witchcraft is just as believable and reliable as Catholicism.

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