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July 31, 2013

Pope Francis proves popular with N.H. Catholics

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Catholics are hearing the message and agreeing.

“I think more should be done to help the poor,” Thomas said.

Czapla said he had never seen a pope use a handkerchief in public until Francis.

“And yet he knows who and what he is — the vicar of Christ and the successor of St. Peter and he takes that job very seriously,” Czapla said.

The Catholic faith represents a 2,000-year tradition, he said.

“He just wants us all to take it seriously,” Czapla said.

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