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The Catholic Church owns the Pa. Capitol. Abuse victims saw that Wednesday night | Maria Panaritis

October 19, 2018 GMT

By Staff

HARRISBURG — For three long days inside the Capitol here, as the hopes of clergy-abuse victims hung in the balance, there was anticipation and angst amid the magnificent murals, white marble pillars, gold-leaf-painted arches, and soaring dome inspired by none other than St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.

Victims, lobbyists, lawmakers, and reporters scurried through this churchlike sanctuary of democracy, high on a hill with a view of the Susquehanna River. It is a place that belongs to the people.

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