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Thousands fill St. Peter's Square for Pope Francis installation
Fox News ^ | 3-19-13 | AP

Posted on 03/19/2013 1:00:18 AM PDT by Ron C.

(Fox News excerpt of AP)

VATICAN CITY – Thousands of people are pouring into St. Peter's Square to witness the official start of the papacy of the first pope from the New World.

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The installation Mass is simpler than the 2005 ceremony for Pope Benedict XVI in keeping with Francis' style, but still grand enough to draw 132 official delegations and religious leaders from around the world, including the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians who is attending for the first time since the two branches of Christianity split 1,000 years ago.

(Bold print above not in the original - the question for FReepers, who do you think they are referring to?!)

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I don't know any 'Orthodox Christian leader of the world'...
1 posted on 03/19/2013 1:00:18 AM PDT by Ron C.
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To: Ron C.

The Patriarch of Constantinople?


2 posted on 03/19/2013 1:03:35 AM PDT by RPTMS
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To: Ron C.

The Papal installation ceremony is being carried live on EWTN now.


3 posted on 03/19/2013 1:09:42 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: RPTMS

I did a google search of ‘Orthodox Christian leader of the world’ - came up with only the fox piece and this post. Nothing else. I think the AP writer is delusional. LOL


4 posted on 03/19/2013 1:09:42 AM PDT by Ron C.
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To: Ron C.

REQUEST mod to upgrade to LIVE THREAD - PAPAL INAGURATION CEREMONY


5 posted on 03/19/2013 1:10:59 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Ron C.

Pope passed through St. Peter’s Square on Popemobile in front of huge crowd awhile ago. Went into the palace to change vestments.

Inaugural mass should begin very soon.


6 posted on 03/19/2013 1:15:58 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Ron C.

Hrm? You’re plainly ignorant. The leader of the Orthodox world is the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople - who will be attending Pope Francis’ installation mass.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patriarch_Bartholomew_I_of_Constantinople

This fellow here.


7 posted on 03/19/2013 1:16:11 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: JCBreckenridge

LIVE THREAD -

Its televised on EWTN.

Lovely morning in Rome - clear day and the sun is up!


8 posted on 03/19/2013 1:17:46 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

Wish I had EWTN!


9 posted on 03/19/2013 1:18:33 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: Ron C.

Lots of national delegations awaiting the beginning of the Inaugural Mass.


10 posted on 03/19/2013 1:18:54 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: JCBreckenridge

I’m seeing it here at night in Colorado on Optimum West CH 56!


11 posted on 03/19/2013 1:20:07 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Ron C.

Large crowd with lots of national flags - a virtual parade of the nations at the Vatican today!


12 posted on 03/19/2013 1:22:07 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Ron C.

Inside palace - Pope going to mass with retinue and Swiss guards.


13 posted on 03/19/2013 1:24:00 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Ron C.

Pope Francis in simple white cloak and the zuchetto.


14 posted on 03/19/2013 1:26:56 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Ron C.

Pope Francis just prayed at Tomb Of St. Peter’s and blessed it wit incense.


15 posted on 03/19/2013 1:28:11 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Ron C.

Pope resumes praying.


16 posted on 03/19/2013 1:29:07 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Ron C.

Pope left St. Peter’s Tomb. Now crowned with miter. Cardinals of Church going to plaza.


17 posted on 03/19/2013 1:31:21 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Ron C.

Now Pope with miter and staff is following the cardinals to the plaza.


18 posted on 03/19/2013 1:32:55 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

Keep those updates coming for those of us who cannot watch! :)


19 posted on 03/19/2013 1:41:26 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: Ron C.

Pope stopped at altar, his miter was removed, he gave incense to a representation of the Madonna and Child.

Now seated, Pope Francis is now receiving the palladium and woolen stole that are symbols of papal authority.


20 posted on 03/19/2013 1:44:51 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Ron C.

Pope will also receive the Fisherman’s Ring that officially inaugurates his reign.


21 posted on 03/19/2013 1:46:23 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Ron C.

Cardinals now give Pope Francis their obedience and ask for his blessing.


22 posted on 03/19/2013 1:48:36 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Ron C.

Mass prayers now being recited.


23 posted on 03/19/2013 1:55:22 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Ron C.

Major networks telecasting papal inauguration.


24 posted on 03/19/2013 1:56:29 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: JCBreckenridge

It’s also live on FOX.
Sorry if that’s already been mentioned - late here!


25 posted on 03/19/2013 1:58:18 AM PDT by USARightSide (S U P P O R T I N G OUR T R O O P S)
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To: Ron C.

Per EWTN estimated one million people in attendance. Worldwide television audience is in the billions. :)


26 posted on 03/19/2013 1:58:59 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Ron C.

Messianic prophecies recited.


27 posted on 03/19/2013 2:00:30 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Ron C.

Selection from the Psalms recited.


28 posted on 03/19/2013 2:01:42 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Ron C.

Letter To Romans recited.


29 posted on 03/19/2013 2:04:43 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: JCBreckenridge

It’s live streaming on EWTN.com Also live streaming on EWTN app for mobile devices. And Roku.


30 posted on 03/19/2013 2:07:29 AM PDT by PeevedPatriot
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To: Ron C.

Priest reads from 1st Chapter Of The Gospel Of Matthew.


31 posted on 03/19/2013 2:08:54 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: PeevedPatriot

Oh, that is fabulous. Now I don’t have to rely on the television. :)


32 posted on 03/19/2013 2:14:07 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: Ron C.

Priest concludes reading. Took Gospel to Pope - meant to emphasize the teacher of all Christians is Jesus.


33 posted on 03/19/2013 2:14:38 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Ron C.

Pope delivering homily.


34 posted on 03/19/2013 2:14:59 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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We are protectors of nature, of our children, of our parents, of the elderly, those in need and of our friends.


35 posted on 03/19/2013 2:22:39 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Ron C.

Compassion and concern for others is not a weakness but a strength.


36 posted on 03/19/2013 2:25:24 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Ron C.

Pope invokes ministry on behalf of the poor, the oppressed, those who are imprisoned and seeks to look out for every person in the world.


37 posted on 03/19/2013 2:27:47 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

If his homily is any indication, I think he will be the kind of pope we need at this time.


38 posted on 03/19/2013 2:28:15 AM PDT by MomofMarine
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To: Ron C.

Pope concludes homily by asking for the intercession of God and the saints. Asks people to pray for him and to do good.

Wants the Petrine Ministry modeled after Joseph, Jesus, Matthew and Francis. The poor should be kept in mind by all!

Prayers commence.


39 posted on 03/19/2013 2:31:11 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Ron C.

Prayer said on behalf of the Church.

Prayer said on behalf of Pope Francis.

Prayer said for government leaders.

Prayer said for the poor and the sick.

Prayer said for God’s family.

Pope asks constant kindness and love be visited by God on His sons and daughters.


40 posted on 03/19/2013 2:38:04 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Ron C.

Pope leads the mass now.


41 posted on 03/19/2013 2:40:27 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Ron C.

Pope recites blessings at the altar during the mass.


42 posted on 03/19/2013 2:43:56 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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Pope reciting the Lord’s Prayer.


43 posted on 03/19/2013 2:56:16 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Ron C.

The mass service is concluded and the Papal Inauguration is now over.


44 posted on 03/19/2013 2:59:05 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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Pope now takes the wafer. He now gives it to those who come before him.


45 posted on 03/19/2013 3:01:21 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

Meanwhile, the President of the United States remains in Washington filling out his NCAA bracket.


46 posted on 03/19/2013 3:01:26 AM PDT by Hoodat (I stand with Rand.)
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To: Ron C.

Priests spread throughout St. Peter’s Square to offer the wafer to the Catholic faithful.


47 posted on 03/19/2013 3:02:45 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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All of us have nothing except God; and we leave the world as naked as when we came into it.


48 posted on 03/19/2013 3:05:34 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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Its also on FNC.


49 posted on 03/19/2013 3:13:23 AM PDT by RedMDer (Support Free Republic)
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To: PeevedPatriot

Thank you for posting about the EWTN app! I was able to watch the last bit of the Mass.


50 posted on 03/19/2013 3:34:39 AM PDT by Marie Antoinette (:)
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