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Pope Francis Gives His First Angelus Blessing To The Faithful

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 17: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL OR MERCHANDISING USAGE - BOOKS OUT, BROADCAST OUT, All image rights and copyrights reserved to the photographic Service of L'Osservatore Romano). IMAGE IS NOT LICENSED FOR USAGE BEYOND 60 DAYS OF CREATE DATE. Pope Francis delivers his Angelus prayer and blessing to the pilgrims gathered from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square on March 17, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. The inauguration mass of Pope Francis, the first ever Latin American Pontiff, will be held on March 19, 2013 in Vatican City. (Photo by Servizio Fotografico L'Osservatore Romano via Getty Images)

Preparing for Pope Francis' inauguration mass

Preparations are underway today at the Vatican for an inaugural mass for Pope Francis, which will take place March 18. World leaders will be attending the mass, including Canada's Governor General David Johnston and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden.