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Pope Francis Beatifies Communism Victims, Visits Romany Minority


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Pope Francis spent the third day of his visit to Romania -- June 2 -- in the city of Blaj. In an open-air mass, he beatified seven Romanian Greek-Catholic bishops who died in prison during the communist regime. Greek-Catholics share some features with Orthodox Christians but are part of the Roman-Catholic Church. The pontiff then proceeded to Barbu Lautaru, a neighborhood of Blaj inhabited by the Romany community.

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