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** FILE ** Archbishop Pietro Parolin, pictured in 2009 when he was a monsignor, was appointed Vatican secretary of state by Pope Francis on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Tran Van Minh)
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** FILE ** Archbishop Pietro Parolin, pictured in 2009 when he was a monsignor, was appointed Vatican secretary of state by Pope Francis on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Tran Van Minh)

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