LIVE UPDATE: Pope Francis's inauguaration

2013-03-19 10:30
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Inauguration of Pope Francis

See the latest pictures of Pope Francis's inauguration at the Vatican.

12: 21 - Mass ends

12:20 - The pope's prayer after communion:"Defend with unfailing protection,O Lord, we pray,the family you have nourished with food from this altar, as they rejoice at the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, and graciously keep safe your gifts among them. Through Christ our Lord."

12:18  - Charles Lewis @holycharlie: Imagine a one million people spilling out of the square to honour one holy man. Somehow I think we'll see great things from Pope Francis.


12:08 - An apparently emotional Princess Charlene of Monaco appears briefly on screen as communion is being distributed.

12: 00 Deacons and priests to distribute Holy Communion. Pope Francis has given Communion to the 500 deacons and priests who will distribute to people in the square 

11: 58 "May the peace of the Lord be always with you," says pope after Lord's Prayer

11:54 - Pope Francis presiding over the consecration of the Eucharist

11:49 - Tom Perna @tom_perna Love seeing the Eastern Bishops and Cardinals concelebrating the #PapalMass with #PopeFrancis.

11:49 - Freddie Ardley @freddieardley The inauguration of this new Pope is as much use as if we elected a new Father Christmas.


An unofficial translation of Pope Francis's homily.

11:30 - Patrick Langrell @PatrickLangrell Closing words of Pope Francis' inauguration homily: "I ask all of you to pray for me. Amen"


11:29 - Catholic Church @catholicEW #PopeFrancis: What sort of power did Christ confer on Peter? Authentic power is service, only those who serve with love are able to protect

Catholic News Svc @CatholicNewsSvc - Pope says his role as Bsp of Rome is to serve, protect Jesus, Mary, creation, everybody, esp the poor, protect oneself. This brings hope


11:28 - Jesus gave Peter power to lead church, but 'authentic power is service,' pope says. 'Only those who serve w/ love are able to protect - Catholic News Scv

11:26 - Pope: dont be afraid to be tender, kind, & compassionate; is not a sign of weakness, shows ‘strength of spirit.’, tweets Catholic News Scv.

11:25 Pope Francis: "Be protectors of God's gifts."  Texas Catholic Church tweets.

11:24 - Pope says take care oneself: don’t hate, be envious or proud which ‘defile our lives,’ watch emotions which can led to good or evil , tweets Catholic News Scv

11:20 @KRam41 #PopeFrancis: Everytime we fail to protect, our hearts are hardened and doors are open for destruction.

11:19 @The_Tablet tweets #PopeFrancis Likens St Joseph to King David. Says God does not want a house built by men but by living stones; ears attentive to his voice

11:17 #PopeFrancis thanks the reps from the Jewish and other religious communities for their presence today, says @catholicEW

11:16 Pope Francis mentions his predecessor Benedict XVI to warm applause from the congregation.- @MichaelKellyIC

11:14 - Pope Francis begins his homily

11:14 - Rachel Donadio — NYT @RachelDonadio It's clear that Pope Francis, like Benedict, seeks greater closeness with Eastern churches. Theological differences too complex for a tweet!


11:12 - Pope Francis holds staff and bows head in prayer as Gospel of Matthew is chanted in Greek. Use of Greek is a tradition at special masses, tweets  @RachelDonadio

11:08 - CatholicEW says, Inauguration mass, standing room only in the sun-drenched square, v few chairs were put out, providing more space

11:06 - Second reading from Romans 4:13-25

11:04 - Catholic News Svc tweets: Even though a work&school day today, at least 100,000 ppl have turned up now for Francis inauguration Mass

11:02 – Choir boy sings psalm.

11:01 - A reading from the 2nd book of Samuel chapter 7

10:59 - Thomas Savage tweets: Nuns with banners and cameras, waving and giggling like school girls. Must be the inauguration of Pope Francis.

10:56 - Sweet_Man Charlie tweets: "Pope Francis can do the world a favour by sending Mugabe home he ain't a Christian at all sorry for judging him I'm also human".

10:52 - Mass begins

10:50 - Pope Francis reading a prayer from the Bible

10:48 - Pope Francis shaking hands with cardinals

The "Fisherman's Ring", which originally served as both a symbol of the papacy and a seal, is usually cast in gold for successors to St Peter's chair.

10:47 - Pope receives the Fisherman's Ring from Cardinal Angelo Sodano, Dean of the College of Cardinals.


10:45 - Pope Francis receives the Pallium as Bishop of Rome. He already has the Pallium as Archbishop of Buenos Aires. This Pallium has red crosses, says catholicEW.

10:44 - Another cardinal prays. Pope Francis stands, head bowed, hands held together.

10:43 – Cardinal places Pallium on Pope Francis.

10:42 - Pope Francis sits down as a cardinal reads from the bible.

10:41 - PopeFrancis spent about 17 minutes circling St Peter’s Square in his open-topped car before going into St. Peter’s Basilica, says CNN Mornings.

10:40 - Pope venerates the altar at St Peter's Square.

10:38 - Pope and cardinals exit the basilica

10:36 - Vatican said pope's two siblings could not be present at today's Mass, but that his "relative" Salesian Sister Ana Rosa is here, according to CatholicNewsSvc.

10:35 - Pope Francis is wearing an incredibly simple chasuble and mitre, a sign of things to come, says CatholicEW.


10:33 CNN Mornings tweets: New CNN/ORC poll: 88% of American Catholics approve of the selection of Pope Francis as head of the church.


10:30 - Our thoughts and prayers with Pope Francis as the world watches this morning, says @DublinDiocese.


10:29 - Pope Francis has descended to the tomb of StPeter where he is kneeling in prayer, says CatholicEW


10:28 - Stunning scenes inside St Peter's as Cardinals, Patriarchs and priests await the Pope, silver trumpets play 'Tu es Petrus', according to CatholicEW


10:26 - Stefan Amarandei tweets: The sun is shining and the bells are ringing in the square.


10:23 – Pope Francis has already stepped down from Popemobile whilst touring the square to bless and embrace a very sick looking man, says @catholicEW


10:17 - Pope Francis waves to crowd while arriving for inauguration Mass in this Catholic News Service photo, tweets The Texas Catholic ?@texascatholic

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