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Wednesday 11 December 2019
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Pope Francis holds large Mass in Philadelphia to end US visit

Pope Francis holds large Mass in Philadelphia to end US visit

He appealed for unity and family love, as thousands of people gathered at the city’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Earlier, the pontiff prayed with a group of victims of child sexual abuse, saying “God weeps” for their suffering.

Clergy and bishops abusing children would be held accountable, he said. The Roman Catholic Church in the US has been embroiled in child sex scandals.


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