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Pope Francis urges new cardinals to shun gossip and intrigue

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Pope Francis urges new cardinals to shun gossip and intrigue

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Pope Francis has urged his cardinals in the Roman Catholic church to avoid intrigue, gossip and cliques. The Pontiff delivered his message in a Sunday sermon to welcome the men into the elite group which helps run the Church in the Vatican and around the world.

On Saturday at their induction service Francis had asked the cardinals to avoid rivalries and factions.