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Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski, left, and Pope Francis exchange gifts on the occasion of their private audience at the Vatican, Saturday, April 26, 2014. Komorowski is in Rome to attend Sunday's canonization ceremony for John Paul II and John XXIII where Pope Francis will elevate the two popes to sainthood.(AP Photo/Vincenzo Pinto, Pool)
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Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski, left, and Pope Francis exchange gifts on the occasion of their private audience at the Vatican, Saturday, April 26, 2014. Komorowski is in Rome to attend Sunday's canonization ceremony for John Paul II and John XXIII where Pope Francis will elevate the two popes to sainthood.(AP Photo/Vincenzo Pinto, Pool)

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