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VATICAN CITY – A happy dog stole the show Wednesday during the weekly general audience with Pope Francis.

The pope stopped to take photos with a group of dog trainers and their canine companions.

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In a photo taken by Andrew Medichini for The Associated Press, a white dog with brown ears is seen being lifted up by its handler. The dog flashes a big grin at just the right moment.

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Also on Wednesday, Francis spoke at the first global conference on faith and sport, urging sports industry professionals to keep corruption off the playing field, according to The Associated Press.