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The Da Vinci Code
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  • Their ascension to grace was jumpstarted in 1982 when Pope John Paul II unexpectedly elevated them to a "personal prelature of the Pope," officially sanctioning all of their practices.
  • By the 1300s, the Vatican sanction had helped the Knights amass so much power that Pope Clement V decided that something had to be done.

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  • Two days ago, the Secretariat Council voted unanimously to revoke the Vatican’s sanction of Opus Dei.

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as in: sanctions against them Define
formal penalty
as in: cannot sanction such behavior Define
formal approval
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