Pilgrim of the poor: Pope prepares to return to his home continent

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By Francis X. Rocca
Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When Pope Francis met Brazil President Dilma Rousseff at the Vatican in March, just after his Mass of inauguration as pope, he reportedly started their conversation by saying, “I’d like to thank you for everything you have done for the poor.”

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