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Pope addresses more than 30,000 people in St Peter’s Square

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He asks faithful to ‘open the doors of your hearts’

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At last general audience the Pope says during his pontificate he felt the Lord’s presence every day

About 200,000 people were expected to attend the general audience

Benedict XVI says he has felt people’s prayers ‘almost physically’

Here we publish the full text of the Pope’s general audience address on Ash Wednesday

Benedict XVI seemed at ease as he led the general audience at the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall