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Pope visiting Brazil's shrine to 'black Mary'

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July 23, 2013 AT 3:56 PM
The image of the Virgin of Aparecida, Brazil's patron saint, emblazons bumper stickers, presides over shops and dangles from gold chains around women's necks all over this continent-sized country. Pope Francis, the first pontiff from the Americas, will fly over farmland and sugar cane fields to visit the mammoth basilica that holds the statue of this particular Brazilian Mary