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Last Updated: Wednesday February 02 2005 11:07 GMT

What does the Pope do?

Crowds gather to see the Pope at the Vatican in Rome
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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