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Pope pays rare tribute to French cardinal, attends full Mass

VATICAN CITY --- Pope Francis has paid an unusually personal and public tribute to French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran by attending the funeral of the former Vatican foreign minister and interfaith expert. Usually, popes only preside over the final rites at funerals for cardinals. But in a sign of Francis esteem for his close confidante, Francis attended the entire Mass on Thursday in St. Peter s Basilica, which was celebrated by the dean of the College of Cardinals, Cardinal Angelo Sodano. Even before S

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