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19 July 2017 | by Jimmy Burns

Come back soon: growing frustration in Pope's native Argentina about his apparent reluctance to make home visit

Papal homecoming

 

A large poster of a smiling Pope Francis, taken not long after he was elected in March 2013, covers a door leading into a large, uncluttered, chapel in the heart of La Carcova, a shanty town in one of the sprawling suburbs of Buenos Aires. In the richer residential neighbourhoods, popular iconography of the first Argentinian Pope is less in evidence. 

 

 

 





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