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OCT 04, 2013 - Huffington Post

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Pope Francis Makes Assisi Pilgrimage In Footsteps Of St. Francis Who Said 'Repair My House' (PHOTOS) (VIDEO)

ASSISI, Italy -- ASSISI, Italy (AP) — Pope Francis made a pilgrimage Friday to the hillside Italian town of Assisi, following in the footsteps of his namesake, St. Francis, the 13th-century friar who renounced a wealthy, dissolute lifestyle to embrace a life of poverty and service to the poor. According to tradition, St. Francis was famously told by God to "repair my house." In word and deed, the first pope to name himself after St. Francis has made clear how he wants to follow that command. Francis is trying to shape a church that is welcoming to all, but especially to the most ... Read More

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