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Pope Francis greets participants in a special audience with members of the International Union of Superiors General on Thursday in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican. L'Osservatore Romano via AP hide caption

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The mothers of Militsa Kamvysi, 83, (left) and Maritsa Mavrapidou, 85, arrived on the Greek island of Lesbos nearly a century ago as refugees from what was then the Ottoman Empire (now Turkey). "We welcomed refugees because we're descended from refugees, too," Mavrapidou says. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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For These Greek Grandmas, Helping Migrants Brings Back Their Own Past

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Pope Francis welcomes Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the Vatican on Jan. 26. The pope has been extremely active in global political affairs and has often been critical of the West. Pool/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pope Francis at his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square on Wednesday. On Friday he released a post-synodal apostolic exhortation called "Amoris Laetitia," or "The Joy of Love." Andrew Medichini/AP hide caption

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Pakistani refugees go on a hunger strike during a protest against the EU's deportation deal with Turkey at Moria Refugee Camp in Lesbos, Greece, on Wednesday. The pope and the Orthodox Church's ecumenical patriarch may be visiting the island soon. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Joanna Kakissis On Morning Edition: Pope Francis May Travel To Greek Island

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Mother Teresa will be canonized this fall, the Vatican has announced. Here, a nun of the Missionaries of Charity decorates a picture of Mother Teresa before a special prayer service in Kolkata in December. Dibyangshu Sarkar /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pope Francis looks on during a penitential ceremony on March 4 at St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. Francis has imposed new financial rules on those working to promote the canonization of potential saints. Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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