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New pope's first Easter focuses on the poor

Francis breaks with tradition and visits young inmates at Rome jail ahead of inaugural Easter Mass.

Last Modified: 29 Mar 2013 07:50
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Pope Fracis broke with tradition by visiting a juvenile detention centre in Rome as part of his first Easter.

During the visit to the young inmates, which included two women, Francis told the 12 youth to "never lose hope".

The pontiff's visit, marked by little pomp, was another indication that he is planning to steer the church towards, as he put it, "the weak and the poor".

Al Jazeera's Hoda Abdel Hamid reports from Rome.

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