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For Jesuit journal, a blessed boost

WATERTOWN — The editor in chief of the Jesuit magazine America knew the 12,000-word interview with Pope Francis his journal published last month would be a huge event. But he was still awed by the response: In three days, the journal added 900 subscribers, and the number of unique visitors to its website shot up from 5,000 per day to 200,000 in each of the two days following its publication.

“It is enough,” the Rev. Matt Malone said with a laugh, “to make you believe in trickle-down economics.”

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