Mass for Inauguration of Pope Francis to be on March 19

RIA Novosti
Wednesday 13th March, 2013

elected on Wednesday to lead the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, will be held on March 19, Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said. The Vatican Today news website reported that, according to Lombardi, “the Mass for the inauguration of the Petrine Ministry will be held March 19th, the feast of St. Joseph, at 09:30 Rome time.” White smoke rose above the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican on Wednesday to herald the election by 115 cardinals of the new, 266th, head of the Roman Catholic Church. Argentina’s Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, known as “Padre Jorge” among his faithful in Bu…

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