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Morales presents hammer and sickle to Pope

Thursday, July 09, 2015 - 01:01

Bolivia's Evo Morales presents hammer and sickle gift to Pope Francis. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Pope Francis arrived in Bolivia on Wednesday (July 08), praising the government of leftist President Evo Morales, the country's first indigenous leader whose frosty relationship with the Catholic Church has begun to thaw under the Argentine pontiff's papacy. During his private meeting with Morales at the presidential palace, The pope looked bemused when Morales handed him one of the more unusual gifts he has received: a wooden hammer and sickle - the symbol of communism - with a figure of a crucified Christ resting on the hammer.

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Morales presents hammer and sickle to Pope

Thursday, July 09, 2015 - 01:01