Pope Francis Makes Unexpected Stop at St. Joseph's University

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Pope Francis has blessed a new statue honoring the relationship between Catholics and Jews. Francis stopped at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia on his way back to the city before celebrating Mass in front of a massive crowd Sunday afternoon.
 
Pope Francis, known for his Jesuit roots, had not previously disclosed plans to visit the University during his visit to Philadelphia. 

The University sent out a tweet Sunday asking students to heed security directions from the Secret Service as the pope made his way to campus. 

The bronze statue was created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate, the Vatican II document that transformed the relationship between the Catholic and Jewish faiths.

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