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Pope Francis is flanked by Archbishop George Gaenswein, prefect of the papal household, during his general audience, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Francis has called for an end to the violence and looting that has accompanied the weekend coup in the Central African Republic in his first such appeal for peace since becoming pope. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Pope Francis is flanked by Archbishop George Gaenswein, prefect of the papal household, during his general audience, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Francis has called for an end to the violence and looting that has accompanied the weekend coup in the Central African Republic in his first such appeal for peace since becoming pope. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

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