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FILE - In this March 12, 1939 file photo, Pope Pius XII is being borne on his portable throne, the Sedia gestatoria, on his way to St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. Watching Pope Francis in his first papal appearances, he too doesn't look the type to be carried on a portable throne. After all, he used to take the bus to work as a cardinal back in Buenos Aires, and he eschewed the chauffeur-driven Vatican limousine when he made his first outing, using a simple Vatican car. Change comes slowly, hesitantly and inconsistently at the Vatican. (AP Photo)

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