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Topic: St Peter’s Square

Be close to those crushed by troubles, says Pope in Urbi et Orbi

Pontiff says Resurrection shows ‘love makes hope blossom in the wilderness’

Kiss a crucifix in Holy Week, urges Pope Francis at general audience

Pontiff encourages faithful to ‘kiss the wounds of Jesus’ and say a prayer of thanks

Full text: Pope Francis’s Palm Sunday Mass homily

Pontiff delivers unscripted speech to crowds in St Peter’s Square

Pope Francis poses for selfies and speaks unscripted during Palm Sunday Mass

Pope asks faithful to look into their hearts to see how they are living their lives

President Obama meets Pope Francis for the first time

President Obama has visited the Vatican for a private meeting with the Pope

Pope asks for prayers for Ukraine

Pope Francis urged the international community to promote dialogue

Persecuted Christians should follow Japanese example, says Francis

250 years ago Japanese Christians ‘survived with the grace of baptism,’ Pontiff tells general audience

Pope entertained by circus performers during general audience

Francis tells faithful that baptism gives them ‘unwavering hope and strength’

Man sets fire to himself in St Peter’s Square

The man is currently being treated in hospital for severe burns

Photo gallery: 10 memorable moments from 2013

The people and the stories making the news in what was a momentous year for the Church