Pope Francis Celebrates First Mass As Pontiff

Pope Francis Celebrates First Mass As Pontiff

For the first time as pontiff, Pope Francis celebrated Mass before a packed crowd at Sant'Anna Parish in Vatican City on Sunday morning.

Pope Francis Celebrates First Mass As Pontiff

He will also deliver his inaugural Angelus, or noon blessing, from his papal apartment window to the crowds gathered below in St. Peter's Square.

In his first week as pontiff, Francis has enjoyed global fanfare as the first Latin American pope and the first Jesuit pope in modern times.

The official Mass to inaugurate Francis as the bishop of Rome -- and leader of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics -- will take place Tuesday.

Source: Naij.com

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