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Nydia Velazquez

The Latest: Governor's aide says pope blesses Sandra Lee

Latest developments in Pope Francis' visit to the United States. All times local: 11 p.m. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) and his longtime partner, celebrity chef Sandra Lee, had a few moments with the pope after the prayer service at St. Patrick's Cathedral. An aide to the governor says Pope Francis bestowed a blessing on Lee, who recently announced she is cancer free after a double mastectomy. The aide says Cuomo also asked the pope to pray for his late father, former Gov. Mario Cuomo. ___ 10:20 p.m. The Vatican spokesman has denied claims by advocates for victims that the pope has given short shrift to their suffering in his remarks on the clergy sex-abuse...