March 17, 2013 – Pope Francis gestures as he delivers his Angelus prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter’s Square, at the Vatican. (AP)
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.