Pope Francis greets the crowd in the Vatican's St. Peter's Square in October. Many of the pope's most vocal opponents are in the United States, attacking him in tweets, blogs and politically conservative media.
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Pope Francis arrived at Dublin Airport on Saturday, the first visit by a Pope since John Paul II's in 1979. He is expected to have private meetings with victims of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy.
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Pope Francis poses for a selfie with a young woman at the end of his weekly general audience at St Peter's square on Wednesday. The pope has now joined Instagram — although his account will be filled with press photos, not with selfies.
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The image of Pope Francis ended up on these slices of toast thanks to a special toaster with metal stencillike inserts. But in most cases where people report seeing faces in their food, their brain is behind the illusion.
Among bishops and priests, Pope Francis is in familiar — and lighthearted — territory. But among non-Catholics in the U.S., the pope's comments have also generated significant enthusiasm.
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