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Pope Francis waves as he leads a jubilee audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican on Sept. 10, 2016. Shortly before the event, Francis administered the sacrament of confirmation to a seriously ill Italian teenager who had written to the pontiff. L’Osservatore Romano photo via Reuters.
*Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-POPE-TEEN, originally transmitted on Sept. 12, 2016.