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Balloons are released as Pope Francis recites the Angelus noon prayer from his studio overlooking St Peter's Square at the Vatican (PA)

Coloured balloons were released by children accompanying Pope Francis on the last Sunday of January

Francis leads Vespers at St Paul Outside the Walls in Rome at the end of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

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During the Angelus Benedict XVI, along with two children from Rome’s Catholic Action Organisation, has trouble releasing doves from the window of the papal apartment