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Reuters Pope Francis leads a Mass at Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Jan. 1.

Francis drew 6.6 million to Vatican in 2013, three times Benedict

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VATICAN CITY — More than 6.6 million people attended events with Pope Francis at the Vatican from his election in March to the end of 2013, figures released on Thursday showed, compared to 2.3 million for former Pope Benedict in all of 2012.

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