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Crowd gathers to watch Pope's first Mass on big screen in St. Peter's Square

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A woman kneels as people watch in St. Peter's Square as Pope Francis conducts his first mass as Pope on March 14, in Vatican City, Vatican. A day after thousands gathered in St. Peter's Square to watch the announcement of the first ever Latin American Pontiff it has been announced that Pope Francis inauguration mass will be held on March 19, in Vatican City.

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People watch Pope Francis on a big screen in St. Peter's square as he celebrates his inaugural Mass with cardinals inside the Sistine Chapel, at the Vatican, Thursday, March 14. As the 266th pope, Francis inherits a Catholic church in turmoil, beset by the clerical sex abuse scandal, internal divisions and dwindling numbers in parts of the world where Christianity had been strong for centuries.

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A family sits as they watch Pope Francis celebrate mass with the cardinals in the Sistine Chapel.


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