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Pope Francis is surrounded by children during a special audience with students of Jesuit schools in Paul VI hall at the Vatican on June 7, 2013. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Max Rossi
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Pope Francis is surrounded by children during a special audience with students of Jesuit schools in Paul VI hall at the Vatican on June 7, 2013. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Max Rossi *Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-POPE-JESUIT, originally transmitted on September 15, 2015.

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(RNS) Catholic school enrollment has fallen drastically over the decades -- but not everywhere.