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Biden to Rome to celebrate Pope Francis Inaugural Mass

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WASHINGTON--Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Rome to celebrate the Inaugural Mass for Pope Francis, Biden said on Wednesday.

Biden, a Catholic, said in a statement, "Jill and I want to offer our congratulations to His Holiness Pope Francis, and extend our prayers as he takes on this holy responsibility. I am happy to have the chance to personally relay my well wishes, and those of the American people, when I travel to Rome for his Inaugural Mass. The Catholic Church plays an essential role in my life and the lives of more than a billion people in America and around the world, not just in matters of our faith, but in pursuit of peace and human dignity for all faiths. I look forward to our work together in the coming years on many important issues."

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