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Pope Francis waves from the popemobile during his visit to Scampia, suburb of Naples, Italy, Saturday, March 21, 2015. Pope Francis made an impassioned defense of the unemployed during a speech to people in the poor Neapolitan neighborhood of Scampia Saturday. (AP Photo/Salvatore Laporta)

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Pope Francis waves to faithful as he arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

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Newly elected cardinals attend a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. Pope Francis welcomed 20 new cardinals Saturday into the elite club of churchmen who will elect his successor and immediately delivered a tough-love message to them, telling them to put aside their pride, jealousy and self-interests and instead exercise perfect charity. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

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Pope Francis shakes hand with a Swiss Guard as he arrives for a special consistory with cardinals and bishops, in the Synod hall at the Vatican, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

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Pope Francis waves as he arrives for a special consistory with cardinals and bishops, in the Synod hall at the Vatican, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015. Pope Francis met with cardinals and bishops who will take part in the upcoming Feb. 14, 2015 consistory during which he will elevate 20 new cardinals. Pope Francis urged his cardinals Thursday to cooperate in reforming the outdated and dysfunctional Vatican bureaucracy, saying the overhaul will help him govern the Catholic Church better and spread the faith more effectively. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

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Pope Francis is presented with a jersey by FC Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu in the Synod hall on the occasion of the closing ceremony of the IV Scholas Occurrentes World Educational Congress, at the Vatican, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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Pope Francis gives his speech in the Synod hall on the occasion of the closing ceremony of the IV Scholas Occurrentes World Educational Congress, at the Vatican, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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Pope Francis is likely to meet world leaders in New York as well as President Obama and congressional leaders in Washington on a trip planned for September. (Associated Press)

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Pope Francis, an Argentine who has never visited the U.S., said he planned to visit Washington and New York City as part of his trip to the World Meeting of Families, which is scheduled for September in Philadelphia. (Associated Press File)

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Pope Francis, wearing a flower garland, waves to faithful as he arrives to Our Lady of Madhu shrine, in Madhu, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, Pool)

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Pope Francis receives a saffron-colored robe from Hindu Kurukkal SivaSri T. Mahadeva during a meeting of representatives of the major faiths on the island at Bandaranaike Memorial International center in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Ettore Ferrari, pool)

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By aligning with Pope Francis, President Obama can highlight agreement on issues with one of the world's most respected figures. (Associated Press)

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In this photo provided by Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis blows candles on a cake during his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Pope Francis got a cake, cards and a tango demonstration for his 78th birthday Wednesday, and 800 kilograms of chicken meat for the poor. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan listens to Pope Francis during a meeting at the Presidential palace in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici) ** FILE **

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In his address to synod participants, Pope Francis said the church has one year "to mature, with true spiritual discernment, the proposed ideas and to find concrete solutions to so many difficulties and innumerable challenges that families must confront." (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

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Pope Francis opens the morning session of a two-week synod on family issues held in October 2014 at the Vatican. A conference in 2015 will build on the discussions from the synod. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

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Pope Francis attends a morning session of a two-week synod on family issues at the Vatican, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)