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LIVE: The pope presides over Mass for the 200th anniversary of the Vatican Gendarmerie

Pope Francis presides over a Mass for the 200th anniversary of the Vatican Gendarmerie. ;

The ceremony starts at 9.30 a.m. in the Grotta di Lourdes inside the Vatican Gardens.

The Vatican Gendarmerie was founded in 1816 by Pope Pius VII.