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Pope Francis' First Guide To Catholicism? Grandma Rosa

Francis cited his Italian grandmother in his Palm Sunday homily. It's hardly the first time he has referred to Nonna Rosa's guiding wisdom, and one more sign of the Pope's humble ways.

ROME - This time it was la nonna.

Pope Francis has surprised the faithful with his simple, humble approach to the papacy and unlikely references from such a high office. Now, during his Palm Sunday homily, the Italo-Argentine pontiff has even turned to his Italian grandmother.

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Around-The-World Reactions To The Arrival Of Pope Francis


Masses of Catholics and non-Catholics alike tuned in for the announcement and appearance of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the 266th Supreme Roman Pontiff. It was a singular media moment that was watched, listened to, shared, tweeted -- and won't soon be forgotten.

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