March 25, 2013
A pictorial look at Pope Francis' first 5 days as the 265th successor to Peter

 

Pope Francis addresses the world for the first time from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican March 13.

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Pope Francis addresses the world for the first time from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican March 13.

Pope Francis greets people after celebrating Mass at St. Anne's Parish within the Vatican March 17. The new pope greeted every person leaving the small church and then walked over to meet people waiting around St. Anne's Gate.

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Pope Francis greets people after celebrating Mass at St. Anne's Parish within the Vatican March 17. The new pope greeted every person leaving the small church and then walked over to meet people waiting around St. Anne's Gate.

Pope Francis addresses journalists at the Vatican March 16.

CNS PHOTO | MARCIN MAZUR, BISHOPS' CONFERENCE OF ENGLAND AND WALES

Pope Francis addresses journalists at the Vatican March 16.

Pope Francis gestures as he leads his first Angelus from the window of his private apartment in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican March 17.

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Pope Francis gestures as he leads his first Angelus from the window of his private apartment in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican March 17.

Pope Francis prays at Lourdes Grotto in the Vatican Gardens March 16.

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Pope Francis prays at Lourdes Grotto in the Vatican Gardens March 16.

Newly elected Pope Francis checks out of the Church-run residence March 14 where he had stayed in Rome. The pope returned to the residence where he stayed before becoming pontiff and insisted on paying the bill, the Vatican said.

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Newly elected Pope Francis checks out of the Church-run residence March 14 where he had stayed in Rome. The pope returned to the residence where he stayed before becoming pontiff and insisted on paying the bill, the Vatican said.

Pope Francis prays as he celebrates Mass at St. Anne's Parish within the Vatican March 17.

CNS PHOTO | L'OSSERVATORE ROMANO

Pope Francis prays as he celebrates Mass at St. Anne's Parish within the Vatican March 17.