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The Inauguration of Pope Francis Begins This Morning

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Huge crowds are gathering in Rome this morning to see history in the making.

Pope Francis will be inaugurated this morning as the world watches.

He is the 266th leader of the world's 1.2 billion catholics.

The Vatican says the ceremony will be traditional, but simple and marks the official start of the papacy.

They say while Pope Francis has some prepared comments, it is likely the new Pope will go off script which they hope will endear followers.

Vinita Nair was in Vatican City this morning to show us the ceremony getting underway to name Pope Francis the Bishop of Rome.