Pope Francis faces tough act to follow in Poland

July 28, 2016 12:10 AM

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VATICAN CITY — Two days after sending out a hopeful message to young pilgrims headed to Poland for World Youth Day, Pope Francis took solemn note of the violence and fear gripping much of Europe these days.

“Let’s recognize it. The world is in a state of war in bits and pieces,” he said, referring to the killing of a Catholic priest in Rouen, France, on Tuesday (July 26).

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