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Thousands heed Pope's call to prayer vigil at St. Peter's Square


With a solemn expression to contrast his often cheerful personality, Pope Francis kicked off a four-hour prayer vigil before thousands of people at St. Peters Square.   

The event kicked off with a liturgical greeting from the Pope. It was followed by the enthronement of the Salus Populi Romani, the Byzantine icon of the Madonna venerated by Romans.