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  1. Pope Francis, waves to pilgrims gathered in St Peters Square, following the Canonisation Mass in which John Paul II and John XXIII were declared saints on April 27, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican

    Pope Francis Humbles Rome

    Tin is in at the Vatican. One insider says cardinals are trading their gold crosses for those sold on the street so they can be more like their boss, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, aka the Holy Father, who doesn’t care much for showiness. The first non-European pope since the Dark Ages, he may also be the office’s first rock star, wowing the media, his flock and non-Catholics alike. He’s proselytized Cuba’s leader and upturned Catholic doctrine on remarriage and homosexuality. Cardinals chose him to light a fire, but now they’re wondering how to contain the heat.

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