Pope Francis Begins First Day As New Pope (Video)

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Sameera Ehteram
Newly-elected Pope Francis arrives at the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in central Rome for private prayer on his first day as head of the Roman Catholic Church.

Newly-elected Pope Francis arrives at the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in central Rome for private prayer on his first day as head of the Roman Catholic Church.

 Pope Francis' motorcade arrived at Rome's Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica on Thursday morning for a private prayer - the beginning of his first day as head of the Roman Catholic Church.

He was due to meet with Pope Emeritus Benedict at the papal summer residence, and was set to celebrate mass with cardinals in the late afternoon.

The faithful gathered outside the Basilica only had good words about their new leader.

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