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Italian Carabinieri officers check a nun as she arrives to attend Pope Francis' Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican on November 18, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Tony Gentile
*Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-VATICAN-SECURITY, originally published on Nov. 19, 2015.

Italian Carabinieri officers check a nun as she arrives to attend Pope Francis' Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican on November 18, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Tony Gentile *Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-VATICAN-SECURITY, originally published on Nov. 19, 2015.

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