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Pope Heads to Sweden, Where Catholics Thrive After 500 Years

After the Protestant Reformation five centuries ago, Sweden became a grim place for Roman Catholics: Those who rejected the new Lutheran faith were punished with deportation or death. The circumstances couldn't be more different as Pope Francis arrives in the Scandinavian country next week to commemorate the split in Western Christianity that started with Martin Luther's revolt. The once-omnipresent Lutheran Church is bleeding members in Sweden, now considered a bastion of...

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