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A look at Pope Francis' first acts

By Caroline Paterson, CNN
updated 7:52 AM EDT, Thu March 14, 2013
Before becoming Pope Francis, he was Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the former archbishop of Buenos Aires. The announcement for the selection of a new pope came on Wednesday, March 13, the first full day of the cardinals' conclave in the Sistine Chapel. Before becoming Pope Francis, he was Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the former archbishop of Buenos Aires. The announcement for the selection of a new pope came on Wednesday, March 13, the first full day of the cardinals' conclave in the Sistine Chapel.
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(CNN) -- Pope Francis began his first full day as leader of the Catholic Church praying at the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome, Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said.

Here is what awaits him next:

Thursday, 5 p.m. (12 p.m. ET)

Celebrates Mass with cardinals at Sistine Chapel

Friday, 11 a.m. (6 a.m. ET)

Meets with the full College of Cardinals, electors and non-electors

Saturday, 11 a.m. (6 a.m. ET)

Meets with journalists

Sunday, 12 p.m. (7 a.m. ET)

Recites the first Angelus of his papacy in St. Peter's Square

Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. (4:30 a.m.)

Participates in Mass to inaugurate the new papacy

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