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(FILES) This file photo taken on January 5, 2016 shows a bronze statue of Pope John Paul II by controversial Georgian-born Russian artist Zurab Tsereteli in Ploermel, Brittany, western France. The Council of State confirmed on October 25, 2017 the decision to remove a cross overlooking the statue of John Paul II. / AFP PHOTO / DAMIEN MEYER / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION