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Vice President Chen to visit Vatican
Vice President Chen to visit Vatican

By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Vice President Chen Chien-jen will travel to the Vatican from September 2 to 8 to attend the canonization of Mother Theresa,...full story
updated 2016-08-24 07:24 PM
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Vice President Chen to visit Vatican Vice President Chen to visit Vatican
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Vice President Chen Chien-jen will travel to the Vatican from September 2 to 8 to attend the canonization of Mother Theresa,....Fullstory

2016-08-24 07:24 PM

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