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  • 16 June 2013, 12:34

Pope Blesses Harley-Davidson Bikers At Vatican

Pope Francis blessed scores of Harley-Davidson riders who went to the Vatican to celebrate the manufacturer's 110th anniversary.

Thundering Harley engines nearly drowned out prayers that were recited as the Pope greeted crowds before Sunday mass at St Peter's Square.

Thousands of bikers in their trademark leather Harley vests stood alongside tens of thousands of Catholic worshippers.

The Pope blessed the "numerous participants" of the two-day pro-life rally - the centrepiece of which was Francis' Mass.

Harley owners from around the world descended on Rome for the anniversary.