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Pope Francis visits namesake's shrine at Assisi

Pope Francis visited the Umbrian hillside town of Assisi on Friday to pray at the shrine of the 13th-Century saint whose name he adopted when elected earlier this year.

During his day-long "pilgrimage" to Assisi, the Pope also met groups of poor, sick and disabled people who are cared for by Catholic orders and charities.

  • 04 Oct 2013
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