The hand of the shepherd

Alessandra Tarantino | AP

Photo of the Day: July 24, 2017

Pope Francis blesses a woman as he arrives at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Baku, Azerbaijan, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016. Azerbaijan, the second-largest Shiite Muslim nation after Iran, has a tiny Catholic population – fewer than 300 Azeris are Catholics. Several thousand foreigners make up the rest of the Catholic community.

Photograph by Alessandra Tarantino for the Associated Press

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