Rome Still Abuzz With Hope On Pope's First Day
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Pope Francis I–formerly known as Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires–began his first day Thursday as the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church visiting one of Rome’s largest churches–Basilica di Santa Maria. He brought flowers to pay homage to the Blessed Mother and shook hands with well-wishers. Francis I later said Mass at the Sistine Chapel with the 114 other Cardinals who elected him Wednesday evening.