Posts Tagged ‘Inauguration’

Unlawful Chinese ordination on Pope’s inauguration day

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

A Chinese bishop who was ordained without Vatican authorisation ordained two priests on March 19 — the day of the inauguration Mass for Pope Francis. Bishop Joseph Ma Yinglin of Kunming led prayers for the new Pontiff at the unlawful Chinese ordination ceremony, praying particularly that the Pope could restore unity within the Church. A Read more

Francis installed as Pope: Ultimate power is service of the weak

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

An estimated 200,000 crammed St Peter’s Square and environs on Tuesday to participate in Pope Francis’ inauguration Mass. Before Mass, Pope Francis toured St. Peter’s Square unprotected in a simple open white jeep, stopping frequently to greet those in the sprawling square, kissing babies and getting out at one point to bless a disabled person. The Read more

Pilgrims from down under warm to Pope Francis

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

People flocked to St Peter’s Square earlier today in anticipation of yet another huge crowd, for Pope Francis’ Inauguration Mass, among them were pilgrims from New Zealand and the South Pacific. At 10pm the streets were blocked and cafes and restaurants were closed, leaving just security personnel, who shared food and coffee with a handful of Read more