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A Brazilian Franciscan priest, Father Leonardo Boff, said he will "listen and follow" Roman Catholic Church recommendations but "will not be interrupted" by Vatican findings that his teachings on liberation theology are "indefensible" and "dangerous." Boff was responding to Vatican criticism of his 1981 book, "Church: Charisma and Power," which accused the church of elitism and failing to take an active stand on human rights and politically sensitive issues. Boff was summoned to the Vatican last September and questioned about the book. The Vatican this week issued a critical 10-page report on the meeting but did not impose any sanctions on Boff.

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