In pictures: St Peter's crowds welcome Pope Benedict XVI
Big responsibility

Antonia Petrella, 41, and Raniero Panetta, 35, General Electric workers, Rome

We are surprised. We weren't expecting him. He doesn't smile very much, he is very conservative and he's not very young.

Maybe he has been chosen to carry on where John Paul II left off, for just a short time. Either way he has a big responsibility now.

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