SUPPORT FOR THE PONTIFF

VATICAN - More than 150000 pilgrims turned out at the Vatican yesterday, police said, in a rally of support for Pope Benedict XVI as he battles a paedophile priest scandal.

VATICAN - More than 150000 pilgrims turned out at the Vatican yesterday, police said, in a rally of support for Pope Benedict XVI as he battles a paedophile priest scandal.

The crowd filled St Peter's Square.

Some bore banners of support for the embattled pontiff saying: "Together with the Pope" and "Your Holiness, you are not alone." - Sapa-AFP

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