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10/04/2013 01:20 pm ET

Pope Francis Visited Assisi, And You Should Too

Pope Francis made a pilgrimage to Assisi, Italy on Friday.

Friday is the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, with whom the pope shares a name, so it is a perfect day for all of us to visit this historic hillside town.

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Crowds gathered at St. Francis Basilica in Assisi as the pope arrived for mass.

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The basilica and its friary comprise one of the most important pilgrimage sites in all of Italy, as they're near the spots where St. Francis was born and died.

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Everyone at St. Francis Basilica was very happy to see the pope.

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But the popemobile kept His Holiness nice and safe.

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Once inside the stunning basilica, the pope knelt in prayer.

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We know he's busy, but Pope Francis should definitely stick around 'til nighttime. That's when Assisi really shines.

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It should also be noted that Assisi is also home to the Basilica of St. Clare.

The church contains the remains of St. Clare, a holy woman who founded the "Order of Poor Ladies."

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But wait! There is more than just churches in Assisi. There are also historic, old-worldy looking roads...

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...which lead to village shops that brim with yummy Italian goodies.

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Ciao, Assisi!

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