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Chiseled by multitudes, a chalice for Pope Francis

An Argentine silversmith has invited multitudes of well-wishers to hammer thousands of chisel marks onto a silver chalice he is designing as a gift for Pope Francis. Juan Carlos Pallarols, who created the silver roses that adorn the tomb of Princess Diana, said the chalice was originally intended for an exhibition of his work at the Vatican galleries. "Then Benedict XVI resigned and I thought it would be for the new pope. But Jorge Bergoglio was named and I said to myself: 'It will also be for a friend'," Pallarols told AFP.
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