Thursday, March 14, 2013

Pope Francis Begins Journey: Photo News

Pope Francis arrives Rome's Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica early on his first full day as the head of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics. Image: Osservatore Romano


This handout picture just released by the Vatican Press Office shows Pope Francis (C) laying a wreath prior to a prayer at Rome's Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica early on his first full day as the head of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics. Image: Osservatore Romano/Vatican Press



Members of the Curia enter in procession through the main aisle of the Metropolitan Cathedral in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to celebrate a Thanksgiving Mass in honor of Pope Francis in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, March 14, 2013. Image: Andre Penner/Associated Press



In this picture taken March 20, 2008 Argentina's cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, right, kisses the feet of a man during a mass with youth trying to overcome drug addictions in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Bergoglio, who c...hose the name of Pope Francis, is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. The famous words uttered to announce that a leader of the Catholic Church has been chosen now have special resonance for Latin America, which had felt neglected by the Vatican and has finally produced the New World's first pope who chose the name Francis associating himself with the humble 13th century Italian preacher who lived a life of poverty. Image: Vatican/STR



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