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Francis Appeals for Religious Freedom

In a setting closely linked with American liberty, Pope Francis delivered an address appealing for religious freedom throughout the world. The pope took the stage to loud applause and cheers from a large crowd at Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, a place steeped in U.S. history as the adoption site of the two documents enshrining basic American rights: the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. The Philadelphia Orchestra welcomed the pope by playing American composer Aaron...

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