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Australian War Memorial keeps ‘God’ reference

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CANBERRA, Australia — The Australian War Memorial has reversed a contentious decision to remove “known unto God” from the Tomb of the Australian Unknown Soldier after a public and political outcry. Memorial director Brendan Nelson refused to confirm The Australian newspaper’s report today that Prime Minister Tony Abbott, a former Roman Catholic seminarian, had personally intervened to prevent the change.

The sandstone war memorial opened in 1941 to commemorate Australians killed in World War I and is among Canberra’s most popular tourist attractions.

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