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Royal Oaks, Madrid, Spain, March 1961: Father Santos Galinda climbs a stairway in the general direction of heaven in the courtyard of the new Church of St. Peter the Martyr, overlooking the U.S. Air Force’s Royal Oaks housing area near Madrid.

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