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Pope Francis Meets with Benedict XVI. Asks for His Prayers as He Heads Out to Brazil

Last edited 23rd July 2013

As he gets ready for his first international trip to Brazil, Pope Francis decided to visit Benedict XVI, just days before the start of World Youth Day. Pope Francis, asked Benedict XVI for his prayers, as he gets ready to fly to Latin America. The Pope gave Ratzinger, the official World Youth Day booklet as well as the event's official medal.

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