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Baroness Warsi 'privileged and honoured' to be in Rome

Baroness Warsi, who attended the inauguration of Pope Francis in Rome, has tweeted her response to the ceremony:

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Privileged & honoured to witness up close the moving inauguration of #Pope Francis. His messages of hope will ring through the world #faith

The Minister for Faith and Communities joined Cabinet colleague Kenneth Clarke in representing the British government at the inauguration.

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Pope Francis pays tribute to his predecessor

Pope Francis spoke in Italian during his inaugural homily.

Pope Francis has received applause as he paid tribute to his predecessor Benedict XVI during his homily, given in Italian, in front of the audience at St Peter's Square.

He sent Benedict XVI "prayers, affection and thanks".

Marking the feast of St Joseph today, Pope Francis said Christians must listen to God to "protect Christ in our lives so we can protect others".

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Pope's rites of passage before inaugural mass

Pope Francis has received the Pallium, made of lamb and sheep wool, recalling the Good Shepherd who carries the lost sheep on his shoulders.
The Fisherman's Ring, bearing the image of St Peter with the keys, was presented to Pope Francis.
Six cardinals, two from each order, have approached the Pope to make an act of obedience. He broke tradition by standing to receive them.
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