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Pope Francis poses with officials of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops during a private meeting Oct. 9 at the Vatican. Pictured with the pope are Msgr. J. Brian Bransfield, general secretary; Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president; Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, vice president; and Msgr. Jeffrey Burrill, associate general secretary. (CNS/L'Osservatore Romano)