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    John Paul II Documents Reveal ‘Intense’ Friendship With Woman

    These were no “Dear John” letters. The BBC reports that it has seen correspondence revealing a close relationship between the former pope and a married woman. The pontiff wrote and met with Polish-born American philosopher Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka over 30 years, even inviting her to join him on group trips. There’s no suggestion of any impropriety, but there are hints that Tymieniecka revealed intense feelings for the pope. He wrote that he “could find no answer to these words,” and described her as a “gift from God.”

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