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The Pope prayed before the tomb of St. Francis, during his visit toAssisis Upper Basilica. After placing four roses on the tomb, the Pope knelt before the crypt and prayed in silence for a few minutes. He was accompanied by a small group of Franciscan friars and by the eight cardinals who make up his new advisory council.