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More than 2.3 million pilgrims visited the Pope at the Vatican in 2012

The Prefecture of the Papal Household said that in the past 12 months, 2,351,200 pilgrims attended one of the Pope's events at the Vatican. The vast majority of them (1,256,000) took part in the Sunday Angelus at St. Peter's Square or Castel Gandolfo. Meanwhile, 447,000 took part in Wednesday's general audience; while an estimated 146,800 participated in other types of audiences with the Pope. Another half million people attended one of the liturgy celebrations led by Benedict XVI. Since 2005, an estimated total of 20,544,970 pilgrims have participated in such events with the Pope. RCarr RR JM -BN