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Pope celebrates Mass, heads to seminary to rest

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -

Pope Francis has finished celebrating a Mass, stopping to bless children in wheelchairs before leaving the main cathedral in downtown Philadelphia.
    
Francis walked through a chapel adjacent to the main room in the cathedral to greet ill and handicapped parishioners, along with other visitors. He blessed the children and gave them a kiss on the head.
    
The pope then traveled to the suburban seminary where he will staying. A group of about 150 seminarians serenaded the pope when he arrived.
    
Francis will spend some time resting at the St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Lower Merion before giving a speech on religious freedom and immigration in front of Independence Hall.
    
He will then be part of a parade along the parkway where a festival will be held for the final night of the World Meeting of Families.

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