Will pope chew coca leaves in Bolivia? 'Wait and see,' Vatican says

June 30, 2015 5:49 PM

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Will pope chew coca leaves in Bolivia? 'Wait and see,' Vatican says

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis will decide for himself if he chews coca leaves in order to ward off altitude sickness when he lands next week at La Paz, Bolivia, the highest international airport in the world, the Vatican said on Tuesday.

A Bolivian minister said on Sunday that Francis had told government officials that he would like to chew coca leaves - the major ingredient of cocaine - when he visits..

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