In this file photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano on Oct. 28, 2014, Pope Francis speaks to participants of the Global Meeting of Popular Movements, at the Vatican. Pope Francis has made some of the most important policy speeches of his pontificate in recent days, catching up for lost time following months of attention to bureaucratic reform and the convulsive meeting of bishops on family issues that just ended. Often speaking in his native Spanish, Francis has focused on issues close to his heart, pontificating at length about the plight of the poor and unemployed, the environment and even evolution, seemingly emboldened to speak his mind on topics that must make even some of his closest collaborators squirm. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

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