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Thousands follow meditations at the Colosseum

The Pope was celebrating the Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion

The Way of the Cross at the Colosseum in Rome this evening (AP)

Lebanese young people prepared the text with Cardinal Raï’s help

He urges prisoners to follow Jesus’s example

Historic encounter takes place at Castel Gandolfo

Inauguration Mass

Around a million people were expected to attend Mass in St Peter’s Square

He urges pilgrims to ‘have a great Sunday and great lunch!’


Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio is Pope Francis

Live coverage of the new pope’s first appearance

The chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel (AP)

Live coverage of today’s momentous events in Rome

The Italian man, who has been on the dome since yesterday afternoon, is protesting against Mario Monti, the EU and the economic crisis