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Biden attends new pope's inaugural mass

Vice President Joe Biden attended the inauguration mass for the new head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, in St Peter's Square March 19, 2013, in Vatican C
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden arrives at the Inauguration Mass for Pope Francis in St Peter's Square on March 19, 2013, in Vatican City, Vatican. The mass is being held in front of an expected crowd of up to one million pilgrims and faithful who have...
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden arrives at the Inauguration Mass for Pope Francis in St Peter's Square on March 19, 2013, in Vatican City, Vatican. The mass is...

Vice President Joe Biden attended the inauguration mass for the new head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, in St Peter's Square March 19, 2013, in Vatican City, Vatican.

The mass was held in front of an expected crowd of about 1 million who flocked to the square to see the former Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio. He was selected as the church's first Latin American pope last week.

Biden, who is a Catholic, also met with Italian Premier Mario Monti while visited the country on Monday.

U.S. vice-president Joe Biden attends Pope Francis' installation Mass in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Tuesday, March 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)