Pope Francis' Official Schedule

Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who has taken the name of Pope Francis, became the new leader of the Catholic Church today.

Bergoglio, 76, is a Jesuit from Buenos Aires and is the first pope from South America. He is also the first pope to take the name of Francis.

"Let's pray always for each other. Let's pray for the whole world. May there be a great brotherhood," Pope Francis said in Italian.


Here's a look at the new Pontiff's schedule for the next coming days:

  • March 14: At 5 p.m., the Pope will concelebrate mass with the Cardinal Electors in the Sistine chapel.
  • March 15 : At 11 a.m. the Holy Father will have an audience with all the cardinals in the Sala Clementina in the Apostolic Palace.

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  • March 16: At 11 a.m. the Pope will hold an audience for journalists in the Paul VI Audience hall.
  • March 17 : The Pope will recite the Angelus from the window of the Papal apartment at noon.
  • March 19: On the Feast of St. Joseph, there will be the Mass for the solemn inauguration of the Pontificate in St. Peter's Square at 9:30 a.m.
  • March 20: The Pope will have an audience with the Fraternal Delegates. There will not be a general audience.