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The U.S. Catholic Conference has denied a report that Pope John Paul II will speak to the U.N. General Assembly in New York at the end of his U.S. tour this September. "This is not true," William Ryan, a spokesman for the Catholic conference said. "We have no indication whatsoever that he will speak to the General Assembly. The Pope will be in Detroit on Sept. 19 and will not leave until that evening, when he is scheduled to depart for Rome."

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