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Pope, unable to go to Congo, embraces Congolese in Rome

1 month ago   |   By WGN TV

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis greeted members of the Congolese community in Rome, borrowing words from their native languages Sunday to wish them peace and joy during an especially vibrant ceremony at St. Peter's Basilica.
Francis, 85, was supposed to make a July 2-7 pilgrimage to Congo and South Sudan. But the trip was called off last month due to persistent knee pain that has caused the pope to use a wheelchair or a cane in recent weeks.
His itinerary for the since-postponed trip would have had him in Congo on Sunday, celebrating Mass at the airport in the capital, Kinshasha.
Instead, some...
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Pope, unable to go to Congo, embraces Congolese in Rome

Pope, unable to go to Congo, embraces Congolese in Rome

1 month ago   |   By ABC News

Pope Francis has greeted members of the Congolese community in Rome after knee trouble forced him to cancel a planned pilgrimage to Africa
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