Pope Francis officially installed as new pope

By WEEK Reporter

Pope Francis officially installed as new pope

March 19, 2013 Updated Mar 19, 2013 at 2:29 PM CDT

THE VATICAN -- Pope Francis was officially installed as Pope Tuesday morning at The Vatican.

Thousands of people welcomed Pope Francis to St. Peter's Square.

After greeting the faithful for more than 30 minutes, Francis was ushered inside St. Peter's Basilica for the official ceremony.

The new pope was led by Cardinals as the procession moved back into the square where he received his vestments and Papal ring.

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