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VIDEO: The election of Pope Francis

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See the crowds, the white smoke, and the first appearance of Pope Francis

The most captivating moments of the beginning of the pontificate of Pope Francs, in four minutes, produced by Aleteia in collaboration with Vatican Television Centre (CTV).
 
This comprehensive journey allows you to relive the key moments that have touched the hearts of millions of people from around the world.
 
The story takes you from the initial black smoke and the anticipation of thousands of faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square, to the unforgettable white smoke that led to the announcement of the election of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Pope Francis.
 
The images trace the newly elected Pontiff’s visit to the Basilica of St. Mary Major, his meeting with the cardinals and with journalists, his first Angelus, the inaugural Mass that marked the beginning of his ministry as Bishop of Rome, and his moving visit to the tomb of the fisherman of men, St. Peter, whose Successor he has now become.

 
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