People look as Pope Francis celebrates the Corpus Domini mass in front of the parish of Santa Monica in Ostia, Rome suburbs on June 3 2018. (AFP or Licensor / Alberto PIZZOLI)
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Pope Francis on Sunday visited a once-tranquil seaside community outside Rome that has become a power centre of mafia violence and political corruption and urged residents to break away from the "moorings of fear".For decades popes have held the traditional Corpus Christi feast Mass and subsequent procession in the centre of Rome, walking between two magnificent basilicas.This year Francis chose to move the event to two working-class parishes in Ostia, a district about 30 km (17 miles) from the centre with a population of about 230,000 people, to show solidarity with anguished and frightened residents.
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