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Elton John Sings the Praises of Pope Francis

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Famed British singer-songwriter Elton John praised Pope Francis once again, this time at a charity concert he hosted Wednesday in New York, local media reported.

The concert, organized by the Elton John AIDS Foundation, lasted until midnight, and was attended by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

"Ten years ago one of the biggest obstacles in the fight against AIDS was the Catholic Church. Today we have a pope that speaks out about it," John said. He continued, "Make this man a saint now, OK?"

When the Italian edition of Vanity Fair named Pope Francis "Man of the Year" back in July 2013, the British musician said that the pontiff "is a miracle of humility in an era of vanity." John, on other occasions, has described the Pontiff as "marvelous."

During Wednesday’s concert, John said that the pope is a hero because of his efforts to accept homosexuals within the Catholic Church saying, "He is a compassionate, loving man who wants everybody to be included in the love of God."

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