Saturday, March 30, 2013

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

This is My New Home!

His Holiness, Pope Francis (pictured above in one of the residence's chapels), today announced that he is to remain in residence in the Domus Sanctae Marthae (below).  In doing so he will become the first Pontiff since Pope St Pius X (1903-1914) not to reside in the Apostolic Palace.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Papal Mass of Inauguration - Some Images




Papal Mass of Inauguration

The liturgical booklet for today's Mass of Inauguration for His Holiness, Pope Francis, can be accessed HERE.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Pontiff and President

Pope Francis greets Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Audience with the Media

Audience with the College of Cardinals

Pope Francis greeting the (more than likely outgoing) Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, SDB.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

First Mass with the Cardinal Electors

Pope Francis Venerating Pope St Pius V in St Mary Major

Tradition has it that Pope St Pius V, a Dominican, started the tradition of the Holy Father wearing white.  Pius retained his white Dominican habit following his election as Supreme Pontiff.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

What an Image!

Pope Francis leaving the Sistine Chapel to impart his first Urbi et Orbi.

Habemus Papam!

His Holiness Pope Francis.

Annuntio Vobis Gaudium Magnum

Cardinal Tauran announces the 'great joy' to the world...rather poorly, I thought.

White Smoke!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Papabile No. 21

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington.