Pope Francis gives first Angelus

March 17 – Pope Francis on Sunday gave his first Angelus address in St Peter’s Square before over 150,000 people who turned out to greet the former archbishop of Buenos Aires, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who was elevated to the papacy on Wednesday. “Buon giorno (good afternoon),” he told the crowd as he appeared from a window of the papal apartment, evoking cheers and laughs for a humble greeting that recalled his “buona sera (good evening)” upon emerging from the conclave and introducing himself to the people of Rome. Earlier in the day, the 76-year-old was hounded by adoring faithful as he went to celebrate mass inside the Church of Saint Anne, his local parish church inside the Vatican walls.

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March 17, 2013 · 4:12 pm

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