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** FILE ** A woman ignites a candle before a Mass in the Roman Catholic Church at St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna, Austria. Researches have been trying to determine whether a part of the human brain – a "God spot" – is responsible for spiritual feelings. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

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** FILE ** Nigerians gather around a car used by a suicide bomber at a Catholic church in Jos, Nigeria, on Sunday, March 11, 2012. (AP Photo, File)

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Cuban-American Nestor Machado, who left Cuba 52 years ago, takes pictures outside the Virgin of Charity of Cobre Catholic church in El Cobre near Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, on March 26, 2012. More than 300 Cuban-Americans and other pilgrims have arrived in Cuba for Pope Benedict XVI's visit on a trip led by Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski. (Associated Press)

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On Sunday, March 4, 2012, a priest stands outside St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Gaithersburg, the church where Barbara Johnson was recently denied communion at her mother's funeral because she is a lesbian. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Piles of debris are all that remain, right, at the site of the St. Louis Catholic church, which collapsed a day earlier following explosions at an adjacent munitions depot, in Brazzaville, Congo Monday, March 5, 2012. Unknown numbers of victims are believed to be trapped under the rubble as rescues wait for the area to be safe to enter. (AP Photo/Elie Mbena)

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A girl attending mass at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church sits in a pew in front of clothing and supplies that have been collected to aid victims of a tornado in Henryville, Ind., Sunday, March 4, 2012. The church was in the path of a tornado that destroyed much of the town. Three people were killed in Southern Indiana by Tornados on Friday. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

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FILE - In a Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011 file photo, medical officials try to treat a victim of a bomb blast at a Catholic church near Nigeria's capital at Suleja General Hospital in Suleja, Nigeria. An explosion ripped through a Catholic church during Christmas Mass near Nigeria's capital Sunday, killing at least 25 people, officials said. A radical Muslim sect, Boko Haram, claimed the attack and another bombing near a church in the restive city of Jos, as explosions also struck the nation's northeast. Boko Haram's insurgency started with robed men on motorcycles killing their enemies one at a time across Nigeria's remote and dusty northeast. Now the radical Muslim sect's attacks have morphed into a nationwide sectarian fight. (AP Photo/Dele Jones, File)

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Above: Onlookers gather around the site of a bomb blast at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Madalla, Nigeria, on Christmas Day. A radical Muslim sect claimed responsibility for the attack and for another bombing near a church in the restive city of Jos. Below: Rescue workers remove the body of one of the victims. (Associated Press)

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An armed soldier walks past a car destroyed in a blast next to St. Theresa Catholic Church in Madalla, Nigeria, on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Dele Jones)

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Onlookers gather around a destroyed car at the site of a bomb blast at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Madalla, Nigeria, on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Sunday Aghaeze)

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The Rev. Michael Ssenfuma, a visiting Catholic priest from Uganda, says Mass at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Montgomery, Ala., on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, the day Catholics nationwide began using a new translation of the Roman missal. (AP Photo/David Bundy)

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Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan of New York said that President Obama has not responded to a letter he wrote about the Catholic Church's concerns. (Associated Press)

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Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny in mid-July accused the Vatican of downplaying "the rape and torture of children" by priests and of hiding behind its status as a sovereign state, a severe challenge to the Catholic Church that has long held sway over the country's way of life. (AP Photo)

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Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput (left) and Cardinal Justin Rigali, who is retiring as archbishop of Philadelphia, embrace Tuesday during a news conference in Philadelphia, where the Catholic Church has been rocked by accusations of hiding sex-abuse complaints for decades. (AP Photo)

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Roxanna Green (center), mother of 9-year-old shooting victim Christina Taylor Green, is shown during a community Mass at St. Odilia Catholic Church in Tucson, Ariz., on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, to mourn the victims of Saturday's shooting. (AP Photo/Greg Bryan, Pool)

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** FILE ** A parishioner worships before Mass at St. Ignatius Catholic Church on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

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Deacon Jack Sullivan of Marshfield, Mass., whose instantaneous relief from pain after praying to Cardinal John Henry Newman has been deemed a miracle by the Roman Catholic Church, will attend Newman's beatification in England on Sunday. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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St. Bernard Fire Chief Tommy Stone places a firefighter helmet in a "Katrina casket " during an Ecumenical funeral service for Hurricane Katrina at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church in Chalmette, La., one day before the fifth anniversary of the storm, which took over 1,000 lives and devastated the region, Saturday,Aug. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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** FILE ** Rep. Nancy Pelosi's views on abortion have brought criticism from the Catholic Church. (The Washington Times)