Pope Francis installed in St Peter’s Square
VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis is inaugurated as leader of the Catholic Church in a ceremony attended by tens of thousands of people and watched by millions more.
The Pope began the ceremony with prayer at the Tomb of Saint Peter in the Basilica. During the ceremony, the Pope received his ring as well as the woolen pallium.
In his homily, he said even the pope must open his arms to the poor, the weak, the hungry, the stranger, the sick and those in prison. He ended by calling on people to protect all of God's creatures to pray for him.
Many world dignitaries and celebrities are in Rome to attend the installation. Vice President Joe Biden led the US delegation.
The College of Cardinals elected him to lead the Roman Catholic Church last Wednesday, replacing Pope Benedict who stepped down.