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India's Catholics pin hopes on new pope

Many of country's 17 million church followers positive in view of Francis' sensitivity to developing world's needs.
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2013 17:55

The new pope has many challenges ahead of him, as he assesses the role of the church in the lives of followers around the world.  India has nearly 17 million practising Catholics.

Al Jazeera's Sohail Rahman meets one community in Satara, Maharashtra, to find out what they expect from Pope Francis.

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