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National Temple of Divine Providence in Warsaw - building - winter

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wikipedia: The National Temple of Divine Providence in Warsaw is considered to be the most important ecclesiastical building of the last three centuries in Poland. The story of the construction of the Temple of Divine Providence began over 200 years ago. Poles have not managed to build a monument-votive church of Divine Providence for two centuries. The Temple is an important religious–national symbol of Poland. The complex of Divine Providence is composed of a Church of Divine Providence, Museum Pope John Paul II and Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski and Pantheon of the Great Poles.

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F: Portrait Hanging - Preparations for the beatification of John Paul II in Warsaw

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G: Portrait Hanging - Preparations for the beatification of John Paul II in Warsaw

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H: National Temple of Divine Providence in Warsaw - building - winter

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I: Museum of John Paul II and Primate Wyszynski -3-

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J: National Temple of Divine Providence in Warsaw - building - winter

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