CNN reports today that about a dozen Italian women have posted an open letter to the pope on the internet in which they claim to have had intimate relationships with priests and urge the church to abolish celibacy for Catholic clergy.
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- Talk of Latinos' potential political clout dominates La Raza gathering
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