Pope Francis waves to the crowd in St. Peter's Square on Tuesday (March 19) at the Vatican. RNS photo by Andrea Sabbadini

(RNS11-mar19) Pope Francis waves to the crowd in St. Peter’s Square on Tuesday (March 19) at the Vatican. For use with RNS-INAUGURAL-MASS, transmitted on March 19, 2013, RNS photo by Andrea Sabbadini.

David Gibson

David Gibson

David Gibson is a national reporter for RNS and an award-winning religion journalist, author and filmmaker. He has written several books on Catholic topics. His latest book is on biblical artifacts: "Finding Jesus: Faith. Fact. Forgery," which was also the basis of a popular CNN series.

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  1. Martha Taylor

    I stood in St. Peters Square and received communion from mass with John Paul II years ago. I felt blessed and count that moment as one of my most profound moments in my life. I watched Pope Francis walk out on the balcony from a TV in Atlanta GA with my infant grandson. I feel he is walking in the shoes of gentle graciousness. I am so grateful for his powerful gentleness. So grateful.

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