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Vatican's Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin, the wife of Malta's Prime Minister, Lydia Abela, Malta's Prime Minister, Robert Abela, Pope Francis, Malta's President, George Vella, his wife Miriam Vella, Archbishop of Malta, Charles Scicluna and Bishop of Gozo, Mario Grech stand on the balcony of the presidential Palace in Valletta, Malta, on the first day of the Pope's two-day trip to the Mediterranean archipelago.

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