Pope Francis I
Jorge Mario Bergoglio
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Oscar Justo, 60, begs for bills and coins from a perch next to St. Joseph Parish in Barrio de Flores, the Buenos Aires neighbourhood where Pope Francis was born.
Laptops, iPads and cellphones were key ingredients as students at St. Joseph's College at the University of Alberta welcomed the election of Pope Francis March 13.
Argentinians and other local Latin American Catholics are happy they now have a strong connection to the Vatican through Pope Francis, the first Latin American pope in history.
Although attempts were made to simplify the ceremony, Pope Francis officially inaugurated his ministry as pope and bishop of Rome in a liturgy filled with biblical symbolism and signs of the universality of his mission.
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis formally began his ministry as pope by pledging to protect the Catholic Church, the dignity of each person and the beauty of creation, just as St. Joseph protected Mary and Jesus.
Canadian Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte, speaking of newly elected Pope Francis, said he was "always struck by that man, who is a holy man, a man of prayer."
ROME – The Church has been given "a wondrous gift" in Pope Francis, says Archbishop Richard Smith.
A gallery of photos shows the pope on his home turf
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