Pope Francis to Be Officially Inaugurated

Leaders from around the world, including Vice President Joe Biden, will attend the special Mass.
3:00 | 03/18/13

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steubenville case is this friday. Josh? Now to the vatican. Pope francis will be officially inaugurated tomorrow. Leaders around the world will gather there. The pope pliunged into the crowds this weekend. Ron claiborne joins us with the latest. Good morning, ron. Reporter: Good morning you to, josh. We're seeing again why this pope has become so popular in matter of days. He's doing things that popes in the past didn't do. Today, he's meeting with one world leader he knows very well. In his first meeting as pope with the head of state, pope francis will sit down with kristina kirchner, the head of argentina. The vatican grapples with a lirngen controversy, allegations that as a young province chal leader, the future pope turned a blind eye while military rulers were jailed and killed. I said the cardinals have very, very aware that need to elect someone that doesn't have skeletons in his closet. Whether they made a good choice on that regard, I don't know. Reporter: This is a pope who is winning fans around the world. And here in rome. Before mass on sunday, at small vatican church with his tradema trademark exuberance he gathered to touch and be touched by the faithful. After the mass, she spoke with parishioners, acting more like parish priest than the leader of the catholic church. By the time he appeared in the window of the papal rez zesidence for the , the crowd was over 300,000 people. he just seems hummable in the way he presents himself. Reporter: And the pope has sent out his first papal t on sunday. He said, dear friends, I thank you from my heart and I ask you to continue to pray for me. Tomorrow, the very elaborate and long inaugural mass ceremony at which the pope receives his fisherman's rank. Ancient rituals in a modern age.

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