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Pope Francis passes waving priests as he arrives in Saint Peter's Square for his inaugural mass at the Vatican, March 19, 2013. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Pope Francis passes waving priests as he arrives in Saint Peter's Square for his inaugural mass at the Vatican, March 19, 2013. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
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Pope Francis waves as he arrives in Saint Peter's Square for his inaugural mass at the Vatican, March 19, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Pope Francis waves as he arrives in Saint Peter's Square for his inaugural mass at the Vatican, March 19, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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Pope Francis approaches priests with an Argentine flag as he arrives in Saint Peter's Square for his inaugural mass at the Vatican, March 19, 2013. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Pope Francis approaches priests with an Argentine flag as he arrives in Saint Peter's Square for his inaugural mass at the Vatican, March 19, 2013. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
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Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (L) greets Pope Francis after his inauguration at the Vatican City March 19, 2013. REUTERS/Presidency-Handout

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (L) greets Pope Francis after his inauguration at the Vatican City March 19, 2013. REUTERS/Presidency-Handout
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Princess Maxima of the Netherlands, accompanied by Prince Willem-Alexander, speaks with Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) as they attend the inaugural mass of Pope Francis at the Vatican, March 19, 2013. REUTERS/Paul Hanna

Princess Maxima of the Netherlands, accompanied by Prince Willem-Alexander, speaks with Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) as they attend the inaugural mass of Pope Francis at the Vatican, March 19, 2013. REUTERS/Paul Hanna
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Pope Francis takes part in his inaugural mass in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, March 19, 2013. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Pope Francis takes part in his inaugural mass in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, March 19, 2013. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
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Crowds fill Saint Peter's Square for the inaugural mass of Pope Francis at the Vatican, March 19, 2013. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Crowds fill Saint Peter's Square for the inaugural mass of Pope Francis at the Vatican, March 19, 2013. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
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Faithful rest as they wait to watch the televised broadcast of the inaugural mass of Pope Francis near the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires March 19, 2013. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian

Faithful rest as they wait to watch the televised broadcast of the inaugural mass of Pope Francis near the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires March 19, 2013. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian
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Grand Duke Henri (R) and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg attend the inaugural mass of Pope Francis (L) at the Vatican, March 19, 2013. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Grand Duke Henri (R) and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg attend the inaugural mass of Pope Francis (L) at the Vatican, March 19, 2013. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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People watch a live televised broadcast showing Pope Francis celebrating his inaugural mass in Saint Peter Square at the Vatican March 19, 2013. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito

People watch a live televised broadcast showing Pope Francis celebrating his inaugural mass in Saint Peter Square at the Vatican March 19, 2013. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito
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Pope Francis arrives in Saint Peter's Square for his inaugural mass at the Vatican, March 19, 2013. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Pope Francis arrives in Saint Peter's Square for his inaugural mass at the Vatican, March 19, 2013. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
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Ceremonial chalices are prepared before the inaugural mass for Pope Francis at the Vatican, March 19, 2013. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Ceremonial chalices are prepared before the inaugural mass for Pope Francis at the Vatican, March 19, 2013. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
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Princess Maxima of the Netherlands speaks with Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) as they attend the inaugural mass of Pope Francis at the Vatican, March 19, 2013. REUTERS/Paul Hanna

Princess Maxima of the Netherlands speaks with Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) as they attend the inaugural mass of Pope Francis at the Vatican, March 19, 2013. REUTERS/Paul Hanna
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Spain's Prince Felipe (L) and Princess Letizia and Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy (R) attend the inaugural mass of Pope Francis at the Vatican, March 19, 2013. REUTERS/Paul Hanna

Spain's Prince Felipe (L) and Princess Letizia and Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy (R) attend the inaugural mass of Pope Francis at the Vatican, March 19, 2013. REUTERS/Paul Hanna
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Faithful carry a Vatican flag as they wait to watch the televised broadcast of the inaugural mass of Pope Francis near the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires March 19, 2013. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian

Faithful carry a Vatican flag as they wait to watch the televised broadcast of the inaugural mass of Pope Francis near the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires March 19, 2013. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian
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