AP News
Posted: Feb 28, 2013 11:02 AM

The crowd at Castel Gandolfo is reciting the rosary, led by a woman using a loudspeaker in final hour before the pope arrives.

As soon as sun started going down, the air in the town quickly changed from springlike to chilly. Some of the faithful have ducked inside a cafe to warm themselves as they pray.

Children are running and shrieking on the edges of the square, happy to play as their parents keep on praying.

— Frances D'Emilio — Twitter


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