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The Pope received the pallium from protodeacon Cardinal Jean Louis Tauran, and the Fisherman’s Ring from Cardinal Angelo Sodano

Pope Francis was joined by patriarchs and major archbishops of the Eastern Catholic Churches

Pope Francis greeted thousands of pilgrims as he arrived in St Peter’s Square on board the popemobile

Francis gave a six-minute homily at a small Vatican parish church on his first Sunday as Pope

Pope Francis greets all cardinals

One of Pope Francis’s first official acts was to meet all the cardinals at the Vatican’s Clementine Hall

On Thursday evening, Pope Francis was given a silver colored key to unlock the doors of the papal office

March 15 2013

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During his first morning as Pope, Francis prayed for nearly 30 minutes at the altar of Rome’s Basilica of St Mary Major. Before he left he greeted a married couple and gave a blessing to the lady, who was pregnant

Euphoria broke out in St Peter’s Square

Pope Francis greets the world

Just moments after being elected, Pope Francis gave his first ‘Urbi et Orbi’ blessing as he stood on the balcony overlooking St Peter’s Square