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IN THIS PHOTO provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis is shown a dog by a member of the Federazione Italiana Sport Cinofili (Italian Federation of Canine' Sports), following his weekly general audience at the Vatican, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.

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Pope warns church must find new balance or fail

VATICAN CITY AP — Pope Francis is warning that the Catholic Church’s moral edifice might “fall like a house of cards” if it doesn’t balance its divisive rules about abortion, gays and contraception with the greater need to make the church a merciful, more welcoming place for all. Local priest reacts

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