Pope Francis showed up for Mass at Saint Martha’s House this morning – there he is in the back row.

Then he celebrated Mass with the hotel workers, Vatican gardeners, and people who clean St. Peter’s square.

We don’t know yet if and when the pope will move out of the hotel, whether he’ll live in the Apostolic Palace, or where he might eventually live.

Here’s Pope Francis’ official photo:

Look closely at his signature – no “PP” like past popes. Here’s Pope Benedict’s photo and signature:

My Google image search shows that all past popes going back to Pius XII used the “PP,” but there is an image of John Paul II also signing his name without it on occassion.

Why do you suppose Pope Francis doesn’t use “PP”?


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