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VARITCAN CITY/ITALY/FILE: Piece of Berlin Wall at Vatican reminds of Pope John Paul II's fight against communism

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989, segments of the wall have appeared in various locations around the world. One piece is now in the gardens of the Vatican. The wall segment was given to the Vatican by Marco Piccininni, the former sports director of car manufacturer Ferrari. He won the segment at an auction in Monte Carlo in 1990, gifting it to the Vatican in 1994. "To keep a piece of this Wall in the Vatican Gardens has a certain meaning, especially because it allows us to r...

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VATICAN CITY (RECENT) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF VATICAN CITY WITH HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGES DETAIL OF VATICAN BASILICA GROUP OF TOURISTS VISITING SEGMENT OF BERLIN WALL KEPT IN THE VATICAN GARDENS TOURISTS LOOKING AT WALL BLOCK OF MARBLE CARVED WITH INSCRIPTION BY POPE JOHN PAUL II READING IN ITALIAN "Don't be afraid". BERLIN WALL/INSCRIPTION CLOSE UP OF WALL SEGMENT TOURISTS LOOKING AT WALL SEGMENT OF WALL WITH GRAFFITI (SOUNDBITE) (Italian) VATICAN'S CHIEF SPOKESMAN, FEDERICO LOMBARDI, SAYING: "To keep a piece of this Wall in the Vatican Gardens has a certain meaning, especially because it allows us to remember how the Church lived the reality of the division of Europe and, in particular, the division of the city of Berlin. And how the Church was able to face this separation during the Pontificate of John Paul II by promoting a movement that finally brought the collapse of the Berlin Wall."...

VATICAN CITY (RECENT) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF VATICAN CITY WITH HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGES DETAIL OF VATICAN BASILICA GROUP OF TOURISTS VISITING SEGMENT OF BERLIN WALL KEPT IN THE VATICAN GARDENS TOURISTS LOOKING AT WALL BLOCK OF MARBLE CARVED WITH INSCRIPTION BY POPE JOHN PAUL II READING IN ITALIAN "Don't be afraid". BERLIN WALL/INSCRIPTION CLOSE UP OF WALL SEGMENT TOURISTS LOOKING AT WALL SEGMENT OF WALL WITH GRAFFITI (SOUNDBITE) (Italian) VATICAN'S CHIEF SPOKESMAN, FEDERICO LOMBARDI, SAYING: "To keep a piece of this Wall in the Vatican Gardens has a certain meaning, especially because it allows us to remember how the Church lived the reality of the division of Europe and, in particular, the division of the city of Berlin. And how the Church was able to face this separation during the Pontificate of John Paul II by promoting a movement that finally brought the collapse of the Berlin Wall."

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ROME, ITALY (RECENT) (REUTERS) CHIEF OF THE VATICAN, SECRETARY OF THE POLISH DIOCESE IN ROME, PAWEL PTASZNIK, SAYING: "He said that communism fell because its ideology was wrong. Then the Lord - thanks to His providence - is responsible for putting the right men in the right place at the right chance moment to change the face of this world. I am also referring to the many politicians who have contributed to this event."...

ROME, ITALY (RECENT) (REUTERS) CHIEF OF THE VATICAN, SECRETARY OF THE POLISH DIOCESE IN ROME, PAWEL PTASZNIK, SAYING: "He said that communism fell because its ideology was wrong. Then the Lord - thanks to His providence - is responsible for putting the right men in the right place at the right chance moment to change the face of this world. I am also referring to the many politicians who have contributed to this event."

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