The Papacy Renewed: the Installation of Pope Francis

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Crowds and dignitaries gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the formal inauguration of Pope Francis at the Vatican on Tuesday, March 19, 2013. The Pontiff urged princes, presidents, sheiks and thousands of ordinary people gathered for the Mass to protect the environment, the weakest and the poorest, mapping out his priorities as leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics.

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