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Pope Francis looks on as he arrives to lead a special consistory for the family in the Paul VI's hall at the Vatican February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Pope Francis looks on as he arrives to lead a special consistory for the family in the Paul VI's hall at the Vatican February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Pope Francis looks on as he arrives to lead a special consistory for the family in the Paul VI's hall at the Vatican February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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Cardinals are seen as Pope Francis leads a special consistory for the family in the Paul VI's hall at the Vatican February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Cardinals are seen as Pope Francis leads a special consistory for the family in the Paul VI's hall at the Vatican February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Cardinals are seen as Pope Francis leads a special consistory for the family in the Paul VI's hall at the Vatican February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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Bishop Leopoldo Jose Brenes of Nicaragua looks on as he arrives to attend a special consistory for the family led by Pope Francis in the Paul VI's hall at the Vatican February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Bishop Leopoldo Jose Brenes of Nicaragua looks on as he arrives to attend a special consistory for the family led by Pope Francis in the Paul VI's hall at the Vatican February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Bishop Leopoldo Jose Brenes of Nicaragua looks on as he arrives to attend a special consistory for the family led by Pope Francis in the Paul VI's hall at the Vatican February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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Bishop Chibly Langlois of Haiti looks on as he arrives to attend a special consistory for the family led by Pope Francis in the Paul VI's hall at the Vatican February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Bishop Chibly Langlois of Haiti looks on as he arrives to attend a special consistory for the family led by Pope Francis in the Paul VI's hall at the Vatican February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Bishop Chibly Langlois of Haiti looks on as he arrives to attend a special consistory for the family led by Pope Francis in the Paul VI's hall at the Vatican February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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Bishop Beniamino Stella of Italy looks on as he arrives to attend a special consistory for the family led by Pope Francis in the Paul VI's hall at the Vatican February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Bishop Beniamino Stella of Italy looks on as he arrives to attend a special consistory for the family led by Pope Francis in the Paul VI's hall at the Vatican February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Bishop Beniamino Stella of Italy looks on as he arrives to attend a special consistory for the family led by Pope Francis in the Paul VI's hall at the Vatican February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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Bishop Ricardo Ezzati Andrello of Chile looks on as he arrives to attend a special consistory for the family led by Pope Francis in the Paul VI's hall at the Vatican February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Bishop Ricardo Ezzati Andrello of Chile looks on as he arrives to attend a special consistory for the family led by Pope Francis in the Paul VI's hall at the Vatican February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Bishop Ricardo Ezzati Andrello of Chile looks on as he arrives to attend a special consistory for the family led by Pope Francis in the Paul VI's hall at the Vatican February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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Bishop Gerald Cyprien Lacroix of Canada looks on as he arrives to attend a special consistory for the family led by Pope Francis in the Paul VI's hall at the Vatican February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Bishop Gerald Cyprien Lacroix of Canada looks on as he arrives to attend a special consistory for the family led by Pope Francis in the Paul VI's hall at the Vatican February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Bishop Gerald Cyprien Lacroix of Canada looks on as he arrives to attend a special consistory for the family led by Pope Francis in the Paul VI's hall at the Vatican February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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Bishop Gualtiero Bassetti of Italy talks with cardinals and bishops as he arrives to attend a special consistory for the family led by Pope Francis in the Paul VI's hall at the Vatican February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Bishop Gualtiero Bassetti of Italy talks with cardinals and bishops as he arrives to attend a special consistory for the family led by Pope Francis in the Paul VI's hall at the Vatican February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Bishop Gualtiero Bassetti of Italy talks with cardinals and bishops as he arrives to attend a special consistory for the family led by Pope Francis in the Paul VI's hall at the Vatican February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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Bishop Gerhard Ludwig Muller of Germany arrives to attend a special consistory for the family led by Pope Francis in the Paul VI's hall at the Vatican February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Bishop Gerhard Ludwig Muller of Germany arrives to attend a special consistory for the family led by Pope Francis in the Paul VI's hall at the Vatican February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Bishop Gerhard Ludwig Muller of Germany arrives to attend a special consistory for the family led by Pope Francis in the Paul VI's hall at the Vatican February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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Bishop Jean-Pierre Kutwa of Ivory Coast arrives on a wheelchair to attend a special consistory for the family led by Pope Francis in the Paul VI's hall at the Vatican February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Bishop Jean-Pierre Kutwa of Ivory Coast arrives on a wheelchair to attend a special consistory for the family led by Pope Francis in the Paul VI's hall at the Vatican February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Bishop Jean-Pierre Kutwa of Ivory Coast arrives on a wheelchair to attend a special consistory for the family led by Pope Francis in the Paul VI's hall at the Vatican February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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