Pope jokes he's a pharmacist, prescribing prayers

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Posted: Sunday, November 17, 2013 12:00 am

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Joking that he's like a pharmacist, Pope Francis is promoting prayer as medicine for the heart.

Appearing on Sunday at his studio window, Francis held up a rosary in a box designed to resemble a packet of pills, before volunteers distributed thousands of those boxes, which feature a design of a human heart.

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