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03/18/2013

Vatican releases details of Pope Francis' inauguration mass

Vatican
People walk in St. Peter's Square on Monday, on the eve of Pope Francis' inauguration mass.  (FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

The Vatican is releasing details of Pope Francis' installation mass on Tuesday as well images of his coat of arms and fisherman's ring.

Coatofarms
The papal coat of arms of the newly-elected Pope Francis. (REUTERS)

In addition to more than 132 government delegations, the Vatican said 33 Christian delegations will be present, as well as representatives from Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh and Jain communities.

 

The ring that Pope Francis will put on during the mass once belonged to Pope Paul VI, and is made of gold-plated silver.

Francis' papal coat of arms is based on the same simple one as he had previously, with the symbol of his Jesuit order.

- The Associated Press

Ring
 

Pope Francis' fisherman's ring is seen in a guide book for the inauguration mass. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Mass

A large crucifix adorns the main door of St. Peter's Basilica as workers prepare for the inauguration mass of Pope Francis. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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