Agence France-PresseMarch 14, 2013 12:46
Pope Francis celebrated his first mass as pontiff on Thursday, a day after his election as the first Latin American leader of the Catholic Church.
The mass was held in the Sistine Chapel together with the cardinals who elected him on Wednesday.
After a recitation of the Lord's Prayer, the famous chapel adorned with Michelangelo's frescoes began resounding with Latin song.
All cardinals, including the new pope, wore simple light yellow robes over their cassocks.
Francis was elected Wednesday by 114 fellow cardinals after two days of secret balloting in the chapel.