What it means to be Catholic by Joseph M. Champlin

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Published by Franciscan Communications in Los Angeles .

Written in English

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  • Controversial literature,
  • Catholic Church

Edition Notes

Bibliographical notes: p. 65.

Book details

StatementJoseph M. Champlin
The Physical Object
Pagination64 p.
Number of Pages64
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26888556M

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