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Francis deeply influenced by both saintly popes

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VATICAN CITY (AP) — When Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio almost became pope in 2005, he told a confidant that — had he been elected — he would have named himself after the pope he so admired: John XXIII. When he did become pope in 2013, his first public words echoed what John Paul II had said upon his election — that cardinals had searched far, to the "ends of the Earth," to find a new leader....

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