Live: The Inauguration of Pope Francis

Dashiell Bennett
March 19, 2013

The eyes of Catholics around the globe are on the Vatican this morning for the inaugural mass of Jorge Bergoglio as Pope Francis. Dozens of world leaders have gathered with tens of thousands of worshipers in St. Peter's Square for the official installation of Francis as the new Pontiff. Keep refreshing this page for live updates throughout the morning.

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(All times given are Eastern, Rome is 5 hours ahead.)

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4:27 a.m.: Here is Pope Francis descending to the tomb of St. Peter, where he's offering a brief prayer and blessing.

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4:25 a.m.: The Cardinals and the Pope are arriving inside St. Peter's Basilica right now. A live stream of the proceedings is available below. You can also follow along with the ceremonial program provided by the Vatican... if you read Latin.