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New Pope warns Church of dangers of inaction

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Pope Francis has warned that the troubled Catholic Church risks becoming little more than a charity with no spiritual foundations if it fails to undergo renewal. 

People stand in St Peter's Square at the Vatican to watch via giant screen the first mass by Pope Francis, on March 14, 2013. Francis warned in his first mass on Thursday that the troubled Catholic Church risked becoming little more than a charity with no spiritual foundations if it failed to undergo renewal.

The 76-year-old Argentinian told the cardinals who elected him as Latin America's first pope that the Church could "end up a compassionate NGO".

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