Hollywood actor Russell Crowe, who stars in a new film about Noah, has been turned down for an audience with the Pope.
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The Pope appeared amused when a young boy wandered onto stage and refused to leave his side as he addressed thousands of pilgrims.
A man climbed St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican and unveiled a banner protesting against Italy's austerity measures.
The banner read "stop this massacre a political horror show" which is believed to be a reference to Italy's coalition struggling with high unemployment and the recession.
Days after his inauguration, Pope Francis is set to return to a packed St Peter's Square for Palm Sunday Mass.
The Mass, which begins the start of Holy Week towards Easter, is set to be attended by thousands of pilgrims in Rome.
Yesterday, Pope Francis flew south of the city for an historic lunch meeting with his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict.
Pope Francis flew to Gandolfo Castle, his predecessor's home south of Rome, for today's historic private lunch with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVII.
The pair warmly embraced each other and shared a few quiet words before heading inside to pray together and dine.
Pope Francis is due to have lunch with his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVII, in an event that is believed to be the first ever meeting between a Pope and a former Pope.
Pope Francis will meet with Benedict for a private lunch at his castle residence south of Rome. The new head of the church is usually only elected once the predecessor has passed away, making this a first in the Catholic church.
Crowds at the Vatican are certainly smaller than authorities had planned for the inauguration.
Up to a million had been forecast to flock to Rome for the ceremony.
Pope Francis will deliver the noon blessing from his papal apartment window in St Peter's Square for the first time tomorrow.
The Pope revealed today why he chose the name Francis, and his desire to create a church for the poor.
ITV News correspondent Harry Smith reports:
Pope Francis has been explaining to the world's press why he chose his name.
He recounted how one of his fellow cardinals had turned to him during the Conclave and said: "Don't forget the poor".
He said he saw Saint Francis of Assisi - who lived in Italy in the 13th century - as a "man of poverty and of peace," and spoke of building a "poor Church and a Church for the poor".
He also said he was inspired by Saint Francis' love of nature, adding that "we are not on very good terms with nature today".