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Bernie Sanders interrupts campaign for trip to Vatican and manages to meet Pope Francis

Bernie Sanders interrupts campaign for trip to Vatican and manages to meet Pope Francis

Bernie Sanders railed against the inequalities of capitalism at a Vatican conference Friday during an unusual, lightning visit to Rome, days before the crucial New York presidential primary.

Pope Francis did not plan on meeting with Sanders, and news outlets including the Los Angeles Times reported Friday that he did not.

But on Saturday, Sanders told the Associated Press that he met Francis for about five minutes early that morning as the pope was leaving for a visit to Greece to address Europe's refugee crisis.

Sanders and his wife were staying at the Casa Santa Marta, the Vatican guest house where the pope lives.

Although polls show Sanders trails rival...

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