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Pope Francis inaugurated

Pope Francis has been officially installed as the new leader of the Roman Catholic Church today. The Pope began his first full day with a prayer dedicated to the Virgin Mary at Rome's main Basilica.

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Pope Francis asks followers to 'pray for me'

Thousands have jockeyed for space to hear the new Pope's address.

Pope Francis has ended his inaugural homily with a request to his Christian followers to "pray for me".

He said his role as the Bishop of Rome is to bring hope by service to their faith.

The "authentic power is service" he said, adding that kindness and compassion is "not a sign of weakness".

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