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Pope Francis in America

WASHINGTON — Welcomed with a fanfare of trumpets and a chorus of amens,Pope Francis introduced himself to the United States on Wednesday with a bracing message on climate change, immigration and poverty that ranged from the pastoral to the political.

On a day that blended the splendor of an ancient church with the frenzy of a modern rock star tour, Francis waded quietly but forcefully into some of the most polarizing issues of American civic life. Click on the picture to read more from the New York Times.

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