Faith groups seek climate deal boost from Pope, pilgrimage

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(RNS) Pope Francis celebrates a mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, February 15, 2015. Photo by REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi. * This photo can only be used with RNS-POPE-CHALLENGE, transmitted Feb. 15, 2015.

(RNS) Pope Francis celebrates a mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, February 15, 2015. Photo by REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi. * This photo can only be used with RNS-POPE-CHALLENGE, transmitted Feb. 15, 2015.

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BARCELONA (Reuters) A "People's Pilgrimage" to highlight the effects of climate change and an upcoming papal encyclical on the environment aim this month to invigorate political will for an ambitious new deal to curb global warming.