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              FILE -- In this July 22, 2013 file photo, Pope Francis holds a bag as he boards a plane at Rome's Fiumicino international airport for his first trip abroad as pontiff. Since his March 2

    FILE -- In this July 22, 2013 file photo, Pope Francis holds a bag as he boards a plane at Rome's Fiumicino international airport for his first trip abroad as pontiff. Since his March 2

    Posted: 7/31/2013 12:43:27 PM EST
    FILE -- In this July 22, 2013 file photo, Pope Francis holds a bag as he boards a plane at Rome's Fiumicino international airport for his first trip abroad as pontiff. Since his March 2013 election, Pope Francis has started a revolution in the Roman Catholic church that charmed millions and the mainstream media, as he goes about doing what he was elected to do: reform not just the dysfunctional Vatican bureaucracy but the church itself, using his own persona and personal history as a model. But the enthusiasm isn't necessarily shared across the board. Traditionalist Catholics — so coddled by Benedict XVI in his pursuit to reach out to Catholics attached to the old Latin Mass and opposed to the modernizing reforms of the Second Vatican Council — greeted Francis' election with concern and now have had their worst fears realized. Francis has spoken out both publicly and privately against such "restoratist groups" whom he accused of being naval-gazing retrogrades out of touch with the evangelizing mission of the church in the 21st century. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)
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              In this July 25, 2013 file photo, Pope Francis waves from his popemobile as he makes his way through the crowds lining the Copacabana beachfront in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Since his Mar

    In this July 25, 2013 file photo, Pope Francis waves from his popemobile as he makes his way through the crowds lining the Copacabana beachfront in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Since his Mar

    Posted: 7/31/2013 12:43:27 PM EST
    In this July 25, 2013 file photo, Pope Francis waves from his popemobile as he makes his way through the crowds lining the Copacabana beachfront in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Since his March 2013 election, Pope Francis has started a revolution in the Roman Catholic church that charmed millions and the mainstream media, as he goes about doing what he was elected to do: reform not just the dysfunctional Vatican bureaucracy but the church itself, using his own persona and personal history as a model. But the enthusiasm isn't necessarily shared across the board. Traditionalist Catholics — so coddled by Benedict XVI in his pursuit to reach out to Catholics attached to the old Latin Mass and opposed to the modernizing reforms of the Second Vatican Council — greeted Francis' election with concern and now have had their worst fears realized. Francis has spoken out both publicly and privately against such "restoratist groups" whom he accused of being naval-gazing retrogrades out of touch with the evangelizing mission of the church in the 21st century. (AP Photo/Enric Marti)
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              FILE _ In htis March 13, 2013 file photo, Pope Francis waves to the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, during his first appearance just after being e

    FILE _ In htis March 13, 2013 file photo, Pope Francis waves to the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, during his first appearance just after being e

    Posted: 7/31/2013 12:43:27 PM EST
    FILE _ In htis March 13, 2013 file photo, Pope Francis waves to the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, during his first appearance just after being elected. Since his election, Pope Francis has started a revolution in the Roman Catholic cChurch that charmed millions and the mainstream media, as he goes about doing what he was elected to do: reform not just the dysfunctional Vatican bureaucracy but the church itself, using his own persona and personal history as a model. But the enthusiasm isn't necessarily shared across the board. Traditionalist Catholics — so coddled by Benedict XVI in his pursuit to reach out to Catholics attached to the old Latin Mass and opposed to the modernizing reforms of the Second Vatican Council — greeted Francis' election with concern and now have had their worst fears realized. Francis has spoken out both publicly and privately against such "restoratist groups" whom he accused of being naval-gazing retrogrades out of touch with the evangelizing mission of the church in the 21st century.(AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
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              In this May 29, 2013 file photo, Pope Francis holds his skull-cap as he leaves at the end of his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican. Since his March 2013 ele

    In this May 29, 2013 file photo, Pope Francis holds his skull-cap as he leaves at the end of his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican. Since his March 2013 ele

    Posted: 7/31/2013 12:43:27 PM EST
    In this May 29, 2013 file photo, Pope Francis holds his skull-cap as he leaves at the end of his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican. Since his March 2013 election, Pope Francis has started a revolution in the Roman Catholic church that charmed millions and the mainstream media, as he goes about doing what he was elected to do: reform not just the dysfunctional Vatican bureaucracy but the church itself, using his own persona and personal history as a model. But the enthusiasm isn't necessarily shared across the board. Traditionalist Catholics — so coddled by Benedict XVI in his pursuit to reach out to Catholics attached to the old Latin Mass and opposed to the modernizing reforms of the Second Vatican Council — greeted Francis' election with concern and now have had their worst fears realized. Francis has spoken out both publicly and privately against such "restoratist groups" whom he accused of being naval-gazing retrogrades out of touch with the evangelizing mission of the church in the 21st century. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
  •  - File photo of demonstrators shouting slogans as they are surrounded by the police during a protest rally in New Delhi

    File photo of demonstrators shouting slogans as they are surrounded by the police during a protest rally in New Delhi

    Posted: 1/2/2013 12:17:29 PM EST
    Demonstrators shout slogans as they are surrounded by the police during a protest rally in New Delhi in this December 27, 2012 file photo. Beaten and raped by five men and a teenager on a moving bus in the capital on Dec. 16, a 23-year-old student died from her injuries on Dec. 29 which resulted in thousands of outraged young Indians taking to the streets of New Delhi almost every day protesting for justice and security for women. India's politicians, seen as out of touch with the aspirations of the urban middle class, have been caught off guard by the protests. For the first time, they head into national elections due by May 2014 with women's rights as an issue. Picture taken December 27, 2012. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/File
  •  - File photo of schoolgirls praying to pay homage to a rape victim who was assaulted in New Delhi, at a school in Ahmedabad

    File photo of schoolgirls praying to pay homage to a rape victim who was assaulted in New Delhi, at a school in Ahmedabad

    Posted: 1/2/2013 12:17:29 PM EST
    Schoolgirls pray to pay homage to a rape victim who was assaulted in New Delhi, at a school in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad in this December 29, 2012 file photo. Beaten and raped by five men and a teenager on a moving bus in the capital on Dec. 16, a 23-year-old student died from her injuries on Dec. 29 which resulted in thousands of outraged young Indians taking to the streets of New Delhi almost every day protesting for justice and security for women. India's politicians, seen as out of touch with the aspirations of the urban middle class, have been caught off guard by the protests. For the first time, they head into national elections due by May 2014 with women's rights as an issue. Picture taken December 29, 2012. REUTERS/Amit Dave/File
  •  - File photo of demonstrators trying to pull away a police barricade during a protest in New Delhi

    File photo of demonstrators trying to pull away a police barricade during a protest in New Delhi

    Posted: 1/2/2013 12:17:29 PM EST
    Demonstrators try to pull away a police barricade during a protest in New Delhi in this December 30, 2012 file photo. Beaten and raped by five men and a teenager on a moving bus in the capital on Dec. 16, a 23-year-old student died from her injuries on Dec. 29 which resulted in thousands of outraged young Indians taking to the streets of New Delhi almost every day protesting for justice and security for women. India's politicians, seen as out of touch with the aspirations of the urban middle class, have been caught off guard by the protests. For the first time, they head into national elections due by May 2014 with women's rights as an issue. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood/File
  •  - File photo of undertaker Tay and his crew carrying the coffin of an Indian rape victim into a van as they leave a funeral parlour for the airport in Singapore

    File photo of undertaker Tay and his crew carrying the coffin of an Indian rape victim into a van as they leave a funeral parlour for the airport in Singapore

    Posted: 1/2/2013 12:17:29 PM EST
    Undertaker Roland Tay (L) and his crew carry the coffin of an Indian rape victim into a van as they leave a funeral parlour for the airport in Singapore in this December 29, 2012 file photo. Beaten and raped by five men and a teenager on a moving bus in the capital on Dec. 16, a 23-year-old student died from her injuries on Dec. 29 which resulted in thousands of outraged young Indians taking to the streets of New Delhi almost every day protesting for justice and security for women. India's politicians, seen as out of touch with the aspirations of the urban middle class, have been caught off guard by the protests. For the first time, they head into national elections due by May 2014 with women's rights as an issue. Picture taken December 29, 2012. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File
  •  - File photo of a demonstrator shouting at police officers as she takes part in a demonstration to mourn the death of a rape victim who was assaulted in New Delhi, in Mumbai

    File photo of a demonstrator shouting at police officers as she takes part in a demonstration to mourn the death of a rape victim who was assaulted in New Delhi, in Mumbai

    Posted: 1/2/2013 12:17:29 PM EST
    A demonstrator shouts at police officers as she takes part in a demonstration to mourn the death of a rape victim who was assaulted in New Delhi, in Mumbai in this December 29, 2012 file photo. Beaten and raped by five men and a teenager on a moving bus in the capital on Dec. 16, a 23-year-old student died from her injuries on Dec. 29 which resulted in thousands of outraged young Indians taking to the streets of New Delhi almost every day protesting for justice and security for women. India's politicians, seen as out of touch with the aspirations of the urban middle class, have been caught off guard by the protests. For the first time, they head into national elections due by May 2014 with women's rights as an issue. Picture taken December 29, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash/File
  •  - File photo of demonstrators shouting slogans as they are surrounded by the police during a protest rally in New Delhi

    File photo of demonstrators shouting slogans as they are surrounded by the police during a protest rally in New Delhi

    Posted: 1/1/2013 4:03:41 PM EST
    Demonstrators shout slogans as they are surrounded by the police during a protest rally in New Delhi in this December 27, 2012 file photo. Beaten and raped by five men and a teenager on a moving bus in the capital on Dec. 16, a 23-year-old student died from her injuries on Dec. 29 which resulted in thousands of outraged young Indians taking to the streets of New Delhi almost every day protesting for justice and security for women. India's politicians, seen as out of touch with the aspirations of the urban middle class, have been caught off guard by the protests. For the first time, they head into national elections due by May 2014 with women's rights as an issue. Picture taken December 27, 2012. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/File
  •  - File photo of schoolgirls praying to pay homage to a rape victim who was assaulted in New Delhi, at a school in Ahmedabad

    File photo of schoolgirls praying to pay homage to a rape victim who was assaulted in New Delhi, at a school in Ahmedabad

    Posted: 1/1/2013 4:03:41 PM EST
    Schoolgirls pray to pay homage to a rape victim who was assaulted in New Delhi, at a school in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad in this December 29, 2012 file photo. Beaten and raped by five men and a teenager on a moving bus in the capital on Dec. 16, a 23-year-old student died from her injuries on Dec. 29 which resulted in thousands of outraged young Indians taking to the streets of New Delhi almost every day protesting for justice and security for women. India's politicians, seen as out of touch with the aspirations of the urban middle class, have been caught off guard by the protests. For the first time, they head into national elections due by May 2014 with women's rights as an issue. Picture taken December 29, 2012. REUTERS/Amit Dave/File
  •  - File photo of demonstrators trying to pull away a police barricade during a protest in New Delhi

    File photo of demonstrators trying to pull away a police barricade during a protest in New Delhi

    Posted: 1/1/2013 4:03:41 PM EST
    Demonstrators try to pull away a police barricade during a protest in New Delhi in this December 30, 2012 file photo. Beaten and raped by five men and a teenager on a moving bus in the capital on Dec. 16, a 23-year-old student died from her injuries on Dec. 29 which resulted in thousands of outraged young Indians taking to the streets of New Delhi almost every day protesting for justice and security for women. India's politicians, seen as out of touch with the aspirations of the urban middle class, have been caught off guard by the protests. For the first time, they head into national elections due by May 2014 with women's rights as an issue. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood/File
  •  - File photo of undertaker Tay and his crew carrying the coffin of an Indian rape victim into a van as they leave a funeral parlour for the airport in Singapore

    File photo of undertaker Tay and his crew carrying the coffin of an Indian rape victim into a van as they leave a funeral parlour for the airport in Singapore

    Posted: 1/1/2013 4:03:41 PM EST
    Undertaker Roland Tay (L) and his crew carry the coffin of an Indian rape victim into a van as they leave a funeral parlour for the airport in Singapore in this December 29, 2012 file photo. Beaten and raped by five men and a teenager on a moving bus in the capital on Dec. 16, a 23-year-old student died from her injuries on Dec. 29 which resulted in thousands of outraged young Indians taking to the streets of New Delhi almost every day protesting for justice and security for women. India's politicians, seen as out of touch with the aspirations of the urban middle class, have been caught off guard by the protests. For the first time, they head into national elections due by May 2014 with women's rights as an issue. Picture taken December 29, 2012. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File
  •  - File photo of a demonstrator shouting at police officers as she takes part in a demonstration to mourn the death of a rape victim who was assaulted in New Delhi, in Mumbai

    File photo of a demonstrator shouting at police officers as she takes part in a demonstration to mourn the death of a rape victim who was assaulted in New Delhi, in Mumbai

    Posted: 1/1/2013 4:03:41 PM EST
    A demonstrator shouts at police officers as she takes part in a demonstration to mourn the death of a rape victim who was assaulted in New Delhi, in Mumbai in this December 29, 2012 file photo. Beaten and raped by five men and a teenager on a moving bus in the capital on Dec. 16, a 23-year-old student died from her injuries on Dec. 29 which resulted in thousands of outraged young Indians taking to the streets of New Delhi almost every day protesting for justice and security for women. India's politicians, seen as out of touch with the aspirations of the urban middle class, have been caught off guard by the protests. For the first time, they head into national elections due by May 2014 with women's rights as an issue. Picture taken December 29, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash/File
  •  - File photo of demonstrators shouting slogans as they are surrounded by the police during a protest rally in New Delhi

    File photo of demonstrators shouting slogans as they are surrounded by the police during a protest rally in New Delhi

    Posted: 1/1/2013 4:03:41 PM EST
    Demonstrators shout slogans as they are surrounded by the police during a protest rally in New Delhi in this December 27, 2012 file photo. Beaten and raped by five men and a teenager on a moving bus in the capital on Dec. 16, a 23-year-old student died from her injuries on Dec. 29 which resulted in thousands of outraged young Indians taking to the streets of New Delhi almost every day protesting for justice and security for women. India's politicians, seen as out of touch with the aspirations of the urban middle class, have been caught off guard by the protests. For the first time, they head into national elections due by May 2014 with women's rights as an issue. Picture taken December 27, 2012. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/File
  •  - File photo of schoolgirls praying to pay homage to a rape victim who was assaulted in New Delhi, at a school in Ahmedabad

    File photo of schoolgirls praying to pay homage to a rape victim who was assaulted in New Delhi, at a school in Ahmedabad

    Posted: 1/1/2013 4:03:41 PM EST
    Schoolgirls pray to pay homage to a rape victim who was assaulted in New Delhi, at a school in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad in this December 29, 2012 file photo. Beaten and raped by five men and a teenager on a moving bus in the capital on Dec. 16, a 23-year-old student died from her injuries on Dec. 29 which resulted in thousands of outraged young Indians taking to the streets of New Delhi almost every day protesting for justice and security for women. India's politicians, seen as out of touch with the aspirations of the urban middle class, have been caught off guard by the protests. For the first time, they head into national elections due by May 2014 with women's rights as an issue. Picture taken December 29, 2012. REUTERS/Amit Dave/File
  •  - File photo of demonstrators trying to pull away a police barricade during a protest in New Delhi

    File photo of demonstrators trying to pull away a police barricade during a protest in New Delhi

    Posted: 1/1/2013 4:03:41 PM EST
    Demonstrators try to pull away a police barricade during a protest in New Delhi in this December 30, 2012 file photo. Beaten and raped by five men and a teenager on a moving bus in the capital on Dec. 16, a 23-year-old student died from her injuries on Dec. 29 which resulted in thousands of outraged young Indians taking to the streets of New Delhi almost every day protesting for justice and security for women. India's politicians, seen as out of touch with the aspirations of the urban middle class, have been caught off guard by the protests. For the first time, they head into national elections due by May 2014 with women's rights as an issue. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood/File
  •  - File photo of undertaker Tay and his crew carrying the coffin of an Indian rape victim into a van as they leave a funeral parlour for the airport in Singapore

    File photo of undertaker Tay and his crew carrying the coffin of an Indian rape victim into a van as they leave a funeral parlour for the airport in Singapore

    Posted: 1/1/2013 4:03:41 PM EST
    Undertaker Roland Tay (L) and his crew carry the coffin of an Indian rape victim into a van as they leave a funeral parlour for the airport in Singapore in this December 29, 2012 file photo. Beaten and raped by five men and a teenager on a moving bus in the capital on Dec. 16, a 23-year-old student died from her injuries on Dec. 29 which resulted in thousands of outraged young Indians taking to the streets of New Delhi almost every day protesting for justice and security for women. India's politicians, seen as out of touch with the aspirations of the urban middle class, have been caught off guard by the protests. For the first time, they head into national elections due by May 2014 with women's rights as an issue. Picture taken December 29, 2012. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File
  •  - File photo of a demonstrator shouting at police officers as she takes part in a demonstration to mourn the death of a rape victim who was assaulted in New Delhi, in Mumbai

    File photo of a demonstrator shouting at police officers as she takes part in a demonstration to mourn the death of a rape victim who was assaulted in New Delhi, in Mumbai

    Posted: 1/1/2013 4:03:41 PM EST
    A demonstrator shouts at police officers as she takes part in a demonstration to mourn the death of a rape victim who was assaulted in New Delhi, in Mumbai in this December 29, 2012 file photo. Beaten and raped by five men and a teenager on a moving bus in the capital on Dec. 16, a 23-year-old student died from her injuries on Dec. 29 which resulted in thousands of outraged young Indians taking to the streets of New Delhi almost every day protesting for justice and security for women. India's politicians, seen as out of touch with the aspirations of the urban middle class, have been caught off guard by the protests. For the first time, they head into national elections due by May 2014 with women's rights as an issue. Picture taken December 29, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash/File
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              FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2008 file photo, then-Republican presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., watches Super Tuesday election returns from the kitchen area of his home in Phoen

    FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2008 file photo, then-Republican presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., watches Super Tuesday election returns from the kitchen area of his home in Phoen

    Posted: 6/27/2012 1:38:24 PM EST
    FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2008 file photo, then-Republican presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., watches Super Tuesday election returns from the kitchen area of his home in Phoenix, Ariz. If you haven't heard anyone label President Barack Obama or Republican Mitt Romney out of touch yet today, consider it a momentary lapse. "Out of touch" is the go-to label of Campaign 2012. Both candidates are working overtime to firmly affix it to their opponents _ and to keep it from sticking to their own skin. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)