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Pope Francis urges more missionary and merciful church

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 | 12:18 p.m. CST; updated 1:32 p.m. CST, Tuesday, November 26, 2013

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis issued the mission statement for his papacy Tuesday, outlining how the Catholic Church and the papacy itself must be reformed to create a more missionary and merciful church that gets its hands dirty as it seeks out the poor and oppressed.

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