March 19, 2013. (Romereports.com) (-ONLY VIDEO-) The ceremony for Pope Francis' Inaugural Mass started off at the Tomb of St. Peter. Joined by the other patriarchs and major archbishops of the Eastern Catholic Churches, the Pope descended to the sepulcher for St. Peter, prayed for several minutes, and offered incense to the Apostle.
With this gesture, the Pope manifested his unity with the first Vicar of Christ, and takes over as the Supreme Pastor of the Eastern and Western Christians.
Awaiting in the Tomb of St. Peter was the Fisherman's ring and Papal pallium he will receive later in the ceremony.