Pope appeals for Catholic faithful to shun 'ephemeral idols' of money, power, pleasure

  • by: JENNY BARCHFIELD , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 24, 2013 - 9:30 PM

APARECIDA, Brazil — Pope Francis made an emotional plea Wednesday for Roman Catholics to shun materialism in the first public Mass of his initial international trip as pontiff, then met with drug addicts and denounced the "dealers of death" who fuel their suffering.

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