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Pope Francis blesses a child in St Peter's Square on Wednesday (Photo: CNS)

Pontiff speaks to more than 80,000 people in St Peter’s Square

Baby Swiss Guard by Catholic Memes

The Pope’s personal safety is dominating discussion among Catholics

Pope Francis in St Peter's Square (AP)

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

Pope Francis arrives in St Peter's Square for this morning's general audience (AP)

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Pope Francis celebrates  Mass (Photo: PA)

Programme of liturgical celebrations for April and May released

Pope Francis celebrates Palm Sunday Mass in St Peter's Square (AP)

He says that embracing the Cross leads to joy

Inauguration Mass

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

People huddle under umbrellas as they keep watch on the smoke stack (Photo: PA)

In St Peter’s Square, pilgrims are hopeful, excited, and a little anxious

Animals pay a visit to St Peter’s Square

Horses, cows, rabbits and peacocks were among the species present for the traditional blessing of St Anthony at St Peter’s Square

Benedict XVI at yesterday's Angelus (AP)

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