The official mass to inaugurate Pope Francis as the bishop of Rome — and leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics — will take place on today, Tuesday, CNN reports.
Thousands of Catholics waving flags from around the world packed St. Peter’s Square on Sunday to hear Pope Francis deliver his inaugural Angelus.
The new pontiff gave his Angelus, or noon blessing, from the papal apartment window, speaking to more than 200,000 worshippers in the square about forgiveness. The pope said:
“Never forget this: The Lord never tires of forgiving us.
Have you thought about the patience that God has with each of us?”