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Francis also said he had not tried coca leaves to deal with the high altitude in Bolivia and admitted that being asked to pose for selfies makes him feel "like a great-grandfather."
Francis Chronicles: "We cannot force anyone to receive us, to welcome us; this is itself part of our poverty and freedom."
Bishops in Paraguay had wanted the pope to meet with small farmers and indigenous people who have been forced off their land.
In Paraguay, Francis told invited dignitaries at a concert that trading votes for favors is "something that happens in every country" and is a form of corruption.