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Pope Francis’ Inaugural Mass in Photos

Jeffrey Bruno 2013

Crowds of youth stormed St Peter's Square early for a good spot for the inauguration Mass

Aleteia - published on 03/21/13 - updated on 06/07/17

An estimated 200,000 attended the open-air Mass

The formal inauguration Mass for Pope Francis was held outside in St Peter's Square in Rome this past Tueday. Vatican organizers estimate 150,000-200,000 attended the open-air Mass. Get a sense of what it was like to be there with our gallery of photos from Aleteia photographer Jeffrey Bruno.

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