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Godmother of punk meets Holy Father

L'Osservatore Romano via AP

Patti Smith shakes hands with Pope Francis at the Vatican on April 10, 2013.

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Patti Smith, artist and punk rock pioneer, met Pope Francis at the end of his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Wednesday.

Smith, who is not a Catholic, told the media afterwards that she found the new pontiff "very interesting" and "liked him a lot."

The singer-songwriter will be in Rome until April 25 performing at the Rome Auditorium.

- The Associated Press, AFP contributed to this post

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