Skip to comments.Thousands fill St. Peter's Square for Pope Francis installation
Posted on 03/19/2013 1:00:18 AM PDT by Ron C.
(Fox News excerpt of AP)
VATICAN CITY Thousands of people are pouring into St. Peter's Square to witness the official start of the papacy of the first pope from the New World.
The installation Mass is simpler than the 2005 ceremony for Pope Benedict XVI in keeping with Francis' style, but still grand enough to draw 132 official delegations and religious leaders from around the world, including the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians who is attending for the first time since the two branches of Christianity split 1,000 years ago.
(Bold print above not in the original - the question for FReepers, who do you think they are referring to?!)
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Pope will also receive the Fisherman’s Ring that officially inaugurates his reign.
Cardinals now give Pope Francis their obedience and ask for his blessing.
Mass prayers now being recited.
Major networks telecasting papal inauguration.
It’s also live on FOX.
Sorry if that’s already been mentioned - late here!
Per EWTN estimated one million people in attendance. Worldwide television audience is in the billions. :)
Messianic prophecies recited.
Selection from the Psalms recited.
Letter To Romans recited.
It’s live streaming on EWTN.com Also live streaming on EWTN app for mobile devices. And Roku.
Priest reads from 1st Chapter Of The Gospel Of Matthew.
Oh, that is fabulous. Now I don’t have to rely on the television. :)
Priest concludes reading. Took Gospel to Pope - meant to emphasize the teacher of all Christians is Jesus.
Pope delivering homily.
We are protectors of nature, of our children, of our parents, of the elderly, those in need and of our friends.
Compassion and concern for others is not a weakness but a strength.
Pope invokes ministry on behalf of the poor, the oppressed, those who are imprisoned and seeks to look out for every person in the world.
If his homily is any indication, I think he will be the kind of pope we need at this time.
Pope concludes homily by asking for the intercession of God and the saints. Asks people to pray for him and to do good.
Wants the Petrine Ministry modeled after Joseph, Jesus, Matthew and Francis. The poor should be kept in mind by all!
Prayer said on behalf of the Church.
Prayer said on behalf of Pope Francis.
Prayer said for government leaders.
Prayer said for the poor and the sick.
Prayer said for God’s family.
Pope asks constant kindness and love be visited by God on His sons and daughters.
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