Leaving scandal at home, France's Hollande pays visit to Pope Francis

President François Hollande made his first visit to Pope Francis as criticism grows at home among French Catholics opposed to his socially permissive policies.

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    French President Francois Hollande, left, meets with Pope Francis on the occasion of their private audience at the Vatican, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. Hollande met Friday with Pope Francis amid tensions in his private life over a gossip magazine's report about an alleged affair with an actress.
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