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Marco Fois, of Italy, performs a 18-meter dive (59 feet) into the river Tiber from the Cavour Bridge in Rome, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, to celebrate the New Year. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

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Italian riot police officers patrol a street as they protect a refugee center in Rome's outskirts in November. The working-class neighborhood of Tor Sapienza has seen several nights of clashes by residents blaming foreigners for crimes. (Associated Press)

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Pope Francis attends a Vespers prayer in the Church of Jesus, in Rome, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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Pope Francis met with Meriam Ibrahim, from Sudan, Thursday after her surprise release from her home country and a flight to Rome with her husband and two children. Ms. Ibrahim, whose estranged father was Muslim but whose mother was an Orthodox Christian from Ethiopia, was sentenced to death over charges of apostasy and was being held in U.S. Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan, until she was unexpectedly allowed to leave the country by Sudanese officials.

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Pope Francis met with Meriam Ibrahim, from Sudan, Thursday after her surprise release from her home country and a flight to Rome with her husband and two children. Ms. Ibrahim, whose estranged father was Muslim but whose mother was an Orthodox Christian from Ethiopia, was sentenced to death over charges of apostasy and was being held in U.S. Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan, until she was unexpectedly allowed to leave the country by Sudanese officials.

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Pope Francis met with Meriam Ibrahim, from Sudan, Thursday after her surprise release from her home country and a flight to Rome with her husband and two children. Ms. Ibrahim, whose estranged father was Muslim but whose mother was an Orthodox Christian from Ethiopia, was sentenced to death over charges of apostasy and was being held in U.S. Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan, until she was unexpectedly allowed to leave the country by Sudanese officials.

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Illustration on Iraq chaos by De Angelis, Rome Italy/CartoonArts International

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Illustration on Iraq chaos by De Angelis, Rome Italy/CartoonArts International

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Pope Francis holds a monstrance containing the Eucharist at the end of the Corpus Domini procession from St. John at the Lateran Basilica to St. Mary Major Basilica to mark the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, in Rome, Thursday, June 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

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Pope Francis leaves at the end of a meeting with faithful at Rome's Olympic Stadium, Sunday, June 1, 2014. The pontiff has led a pep rally to boost faith at Rome's soccer stadium, packed with more than 50,000 Catholics who follow charismatic movements, which he jokingly likened to samba dancing. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)