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Patti Smith meets the Pope

  Rock star Patti Smith, who is not Catholic, shook hands with the pontiff Tuesday while visiting the Pope’s weekly general audience at St. Peter’s Square. She is currently in Rome for a music festival. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

Godmother of punk meets Holy Father

Patti Smith, artist and punk rock pioneer, met Pope Francis at the end of his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Wednesday.Smith, who is not a Catholic, told the media afterwards that she found the new pontiff "very interesting" and "liked h … Full story

Pope Francis leads first Easter mass

  In his first Easter Sunday since his election, Pope Francis led an open-air Mass in front of St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, offering a message of peace. He called for an end to violence across the world and an easing of tensions in the Korean peninsula. NBC’s Claudio Lavanga reports.

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Pope hugs a girl at the Vatican
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RETRANSMITTING TO PROVIDE WIDER CROP OF ALT106. Pope Francis is hugged by a young girl with whom he exchanged skull caps after stepping out of his pope-mobile to walk the last part of his way to the altar, to deliver his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, May, 8

Pope Francis shakes hands with Argentine supermodel Valeria Mazza and husband Alejandro Gravier in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican
Pope Francis shakes hands with Argentine supermodel Valeria Mazza and husband Alejandro Gravier in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican

Pope Francis shakes hands with Argentine supermodel Valeria Mazza and husband businessman Alejandro Gravier, after the weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican June 19, 2013. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION ENTERTAINMENT) NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. ATTENTION EDITORS

Pope Francis touches a Virgin Mary statue during a ceremony to mark the end of May at St. Peter's Square in the Vatican
Pope Francis touches a Virgin Mary statue during a ceremony to mark the end of May at St. Peter's Square in the Vatican

Pope Francis touches a Virgin Mary statue during a ceremony to mark the end of May at St. Peter's Square in the Vatican May 31, 2013. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION)