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  The Pope
Who is he?
Pope John Paul II
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Fact file: Catholic Church

 
Crowds gather to see the Pope at the Vatican in Rome Who is he?

The Pope is leader of the Catholic Church, the world's largest group of Christians.

His decisions affect over a billion followers around the world.

He's also in charge of the world's smallest country. It's called Vatican City.

The Vatican is so small that it's inside Rome, the capital city of Italy.


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