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Pope Francis presides at private wedding of deaf couple

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Pope Francis during his weekly general audience on January 27, 2016 in St. Peter's square at the Vatican.

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 07/21/16

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From CNS:

Pope Francis married a young deaf couple in the chapel of his residence at the Vatican. Teodoro Pisciottani and Paulina Szczepanska, the daughter of a Vatican employee, were married July 9 at the Vatican’s Domus Sanctae Marthae. Pope Francis does not often preside over wedding ceremonies — the most recent was a wedding of 20 couples in St. Peter’s Basilica in 2014 that was televised on Vatican television. The private wedding in July was reported in a regional online news site,, for Salerno, Italy. Pisciottani is from Salerno.

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