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  • Prayer answered: Girl, 10, meets Pope Francis

    Girl meets pope

    Susana Covarrubias/Hermandad Mexicana

    The 10-year-old American girl went to the Vatican on a prayer of maybe, just maybe, meeting the Pope this week to deliver an important message.

    Her prayer was…

    By Michael Martinez and Jaqueline Hurtado CNN
  • Obama: U.S. pope would do just as well

    Obama file

    Pete Souza/The White House

    As cardinals gather at the Vatican to elect a new pope, President Barack Obama said he believes U.S. politics wouldn't stand in the way of an American pope…