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Chile churches bombed days before pope's visit

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Photographs by AP/ESTEBAN FELIX

A church employee on Friday surveys the damage at Emmanuel Catholic Church in Santiago, Chile, one of three churches attacked overnight in the city.

President Michelle Bachelet asked Chileans on Friday to receive Pope Francis in a "climate of respect," hours after three Roman Catholic churches were firebombed and a note was left at the scene threatening the pontiff.

Mahmud Aleuy (left) of Chile’s Interior Ministry inspects a Roman Catholic church Friday in Santiago after it and two others were firebombed overnight...

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