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"Pope Francis walks the walk and talks the talk" says US ambassador to the Holy See [PA]

Ken Hackett said that Pope Francis will challenge Americans to live up to their ideals

Cardinal Parolin and John Kerry met previously at the Vatican in January (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano, pool)

Cardinal Pietro Parolin met with Kerry for an hour

Ken Hackett with former ambassador Miguel Diaz (CNS)

Retired president of Catholic Relief Services expected to succeed Miguel Diaz

Pope Francis arrives for yesterday's Mass (AP)

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