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By Philip Pullella CZESTOCHOWA, Poland (Reuters) - Pope Francis prayed on Thursday before Poland's holiest icon - the Black Madonna of Jasna Gora - and said outdoor Mass for a congregation numbering in the tens of thousands, thanking Poles for holding on to their faith in difficult times. Francis praised what he called "the contagious power of a genuine faith, passed down from family to family" in Poland, which is about 98 percent Catholic. Poland is renowned for keep its Catholic flame burning during decades of Communist rule.
LONDON (AP) — A broad-based European Union survey shows economic sentiment has taken a battering in Britain in the wake of the country's vote to leave the bloc, but has remained resilient elsewhere in Europe.