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"Monsignor Wallin's guilty plea represents an important step in his coming to terms with his own actions and their impact on others. It is a difficult moment for all of us, but we hope it is also the first step in rebuilding his life. We pray that he moves toward healing and wholeness." - Statement from the Diocese of Bridgeport, Conn., according to The Associated Press. David Wallin, a priest in the Birdgeport Diocese referred to in the media as "Monsignor Meth," pleaded guilty to a federal drug charge earlier today. Wallin is accused of selling methamphetamine out of his Hartford, Conn., apartment and running an adult video store that he purchased to launder his drug money.
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The South African presidential office has announced the Nelson Mandela's health is improving, CNN reports. Mandela was admitted to a hospital last week to treat a recurring lung infection. Mandela contracted tuberculosis during his 27 years as a political prisoner, and has not been seen in public since South Africa hosted the FIFA World Cup in 2010.
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