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Pope Francis appoints 20 new cardinals amid hints he plans to step down

On a closely watched visit, Pope Francis is in the central Italian town of L’Aquila.

As part of his trip, he got a look at reconstruction work following the 2009 earthquake, which badly damaged many of the region’s buildings.

The main event on the Pope’s itinerary was celebrating mass at a pilgrimage church. The visit to L’Aquila comes a day after Francis appointed 20 new cardinals, many of whom may one day help choose his successor.

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