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The Town of Casal Haiti and the Polish Pope

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The Town of Casal Haiti and the Polish Pope

There are many unfounded claims surrounding the town of Casale. These include reports of a visit from the Pope in 1983. While some claim he stopped at the site during his short visit, others still say there is no documentation of this. Adding to their reason for dissent, the unlikelihood of such a visit in the 10 hour visit to Haiti the pope made on March 9th. Also up for debate was whether the reports of the number of Polish defectors were greatly exaggerated to promote the cause of Dessalines and allay fears of an 'all white' massacre.

Tags: michele bennett, jean claude duvalier, casal, polish, Pope

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