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  • Pope held meeting with same-sex couple in US

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    The day before Pope Francis met anti-gay county clerk Kim Davis in Washington last week, he held a private meeting with a longtime friend from Argentina who…

    By Daniel Burke CNN Religion Editor
  • Police: Man got onto JFK tarmac, hoping to meet Pope

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    He supposedly wanted to give the Pope his business card and talk to him and other world leaders about changing the world.

    Whatever his intentions, it was how…

  • Pope brought our messy multitude together

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    He introduced himself as a brother, a son of immigrants, a neighbor from beyond our southern border.

  • Vandals hit statue of priest canonized by pope

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    While in Washington, Pope Francis canonized a Spanish missionary buried at a mission in California. Over the weekend, a statue of the new saint was vandalized.

  • Pope enjoyed warmth of Americans

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    Pope Francis has returned to Rome, leaving the United States with "a heart full of gratitude and hope" after a hectic trip.

    The Pope packed a lot of hugs,…

  • Pope Francis celebrates his trip's final Mass in U.S.

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    Pope Francis capped his U.S. trip with a final Mass in Philadelphia, where thousands of Catholics lined Benjamin Franklin Parkway to hear from the man known as…