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** FILE ** Pope Francis leaves  after an audience for members of associations founded by late Bishop Luigi Novarese, in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Saturday, May 17, 2014.  Bishop Luigi Novarese,  founded the Pious Union of the Silent Workers of the Cross to help sick and disabled people and was beatified on May 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)
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** FILE ** Pope Francis leaves after an audience for members of associations founded by late Bishop Luigi Novarese, in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Saturday, May 17, 2014. Bishop Luigi Novarese, founded the Pious Union of the Silent Workers of the Cross to help sick and disabled people and was beatified on May 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

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