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PORTACOMARO, Italy (AP) — Pope Francis returns to his father’s birthplace in northern Italy on Saturday for the first time since ascending the throne to celebrate the 90th birthday of a second cousin who long knew him only as “Giorgio.”

The visit to the homeland of Francis’ ancestors to renew family bonds touches on the cornerstones of Francis’ papacy, including the importance of deference to the elderly and the human toll of migration. Francis’ private visit on Saturday will be followed by a public Sunday to celebrate Mass for the local faithful, where he had a good time to reflect on his family’s own experiences of migrating to Argentina.

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