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Pope Francis quips ‘I am the devil’ next to John Paul

Sep 22, 2018 - The Salt Lake Tribune

Vilnius, Lithuania • Pope Francis has acknowledged that his reputation pales a bit compared to St. John Paul II — at least as far as Poles are concerned.

Greeting journalists Saturday en route to Lithuania, Francis was given a book about the former pope by Polish photographer Grzegorz Galazka. Receiving the large book with a beaming John Paul on the cover, Francis quipped “[Pope John Paul II] was a saint, I am the devil.”

Laughing, Galazka immediately corrected him “No, you...