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De Blasio, Dolan push for Pope Francis to visit the Big Apple

De Blasio and Dolan

(Credit: Mayor Bill de Blasio poses with Cardinal Timothy Dolan at the cardinal's residence. (Charles Eckert))

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Cardinal Timothy Dolan said they would love to roll out the red carpet for Pope Francis and help spread his mission of fighting for the poor to New York City.

During their first meeting together Monday at the cardinal's residence, the mayor and the leader of the Archdiocese of New York said they discussed formally inviting Pope Francis for a Big Apple visit as soon...

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