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APTOPIX Vatican Pope's Cross
In this picture provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis arrives for a meeting with Roman priests at the Vatican, Thursday, March 6, 2014. Pope Francis confessed Thursday that he took the rosary cross of his late confessor from his casket and wears it to this day in a fabric pouch under his cassock. He said he did so telling the late priest, “Give me half your mercy.” Francis made the revelation Thursday during an informal chat with Roman priests about the need to be merciful to their flocks. He told the story of the “great confessor” of Buenos Aires who had heard confessions from most of the diocesan priests as well as from Pope John Paul II when he visited Argentina. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, ho)