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Mayor Walsh invites Pope Francis to Boston

Mayor Martin J. Walsh has asked Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley to hand-deliver a letter this week from the mayor inviting Pope Francis to Boston during the pontiff’s first US trip, tentatively planned for 2015.

O’Malley, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Boston and the pope’s closest North American adviser, is in Rome for a meeting of the “G8” council of eight cardinals advising the pope on church governance reform and other matters, followed by a worldwide gathering of prelates that will culminate in the naming of 19 new cardinals Saturday.

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