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Pope blasts Spain's anti-church ways

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SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain (AP) -- Pope Benedict XVI criticized an "aggressive" anti-church sentiment that he said is flourishing in Spain as he arrived Saturday on a two-day visit to rekindle faith in a key Roman Catholic nation.

Benedict said the anti-clericalism being felt today in Spain harks back to the 1930's, when the church suffered a wave of violence and ill feeling as the country lurched from an unstable democracy to civil war.

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