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Pope prays at tomb of John Paul II

Wednesday, April 03, 2013 - 00:37

Apr. 3 - Pope Francis prays at the tombs of his predecessors during the eighth anniversary of the death of Pope John Paul II. Simon Hanna reports.

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Pope Francis takes a moment out of his busy schedule to pray at the tomb of late Pope John Paul II. The new pontiff's visit to the St. Sebastian Chapel in St. Peter's Basilica comes on the eighth anniversary of the death of John Paul, who passed away on April 2, 2005 after a long illness. The Pope, who was elected on March 13th, took the name Francis after a saint associated with austerity and helping the poor. Francis also stopped by the tombs of previous popes John XXII and Pius X during his brief visit.

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Pope prays at tomb of John Paul II

Wednesday, April 03, 2013 - 00:37