Francis the comic strip: Anniversary celebration

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Editor's note: To mark Pope Francis' fourth anniversary, Pat Marrin, creator of "Francis, the comic strip," picked out cartoons that give a short perspective on the series over the past four years. The sequence ends with a brand-new comic.

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Bonus: We talked to Pat Marrin about his work creating the comic strip and its lovable characters. Click below to listen to a brief interview with Pat.

Pat talked about the comic strip -- and the pope who inspired it -- in this video from back in 2014. Revisit it below or watch it here.

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