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Roots of suffering seen in the reality of evil

This is the second of a series of seven meditations examining the Chrsitian meaning of suffering according to the thought of Pope St. John Paul II in his 1984 Apostolic Letter Salvifici Doloris.

The Holy Father ends this second part of his Letter with sobering words: One thinks, finally, of war. (Paragraph 8, Salvifici Doloris) And we know he was no stranger to war. Born only two years after the end of the First World War and a survivor of the Second World War when many of his fellow clandestine seminarians, as well as Polish clerics were murdered.

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