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updated 12/2/2003 2:00:48 PM ET 2003-12-02T19:00:48

In Rome on Thursday, the culmination of days of celebration — the 25th anniversary of the papacy of Pope John Paul II, his time as the Holy Father marked by unprecedented personal missionary work around the world, a major scandal in the American Catholic Church — and through it all, his strong voice for traditional church doctrine. But as NBC’s Brian Williams reports, even during his reign, there has been a growing debate about ending celibacy for priests.

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