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Pope Francis Starting 8-Day Trip to South America

Pope Francis, the first South American pontiff, is returning to the continent Sunday to begin an eight-day visit to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay. The 78-year-old Jesuit pope is skipping his native Argentina on the trip, but plans to head to his homeland next year. It is his ninth trip abroad since assuming the papacy more than two years ago. As he left Rome, Francis said he wanted to emphasize the plight of impoverished people in the three countries he is visiting, "especially...

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