Pope Francis' 20 minute tour of St Peter's Square has just ended.
Now he is preparing for Mass, collecting Pallium and Fishermen's Ring in the Basilica.
A baby is picked up from the crowd and passed to Pope Francis, who kisses it.
The baby appears to scream. He smiles.
Soon the Pope was down on the ground, greeting a family and blessing their disabled child.
Pope Francis is currently touring St Peters Square, stood on a convertible 'popemobile'.
A lot of waving and smiling from the crowds.
It is going to be an incredible mix of tourists, locals, dignitaries and pilgrims cramming into St Peter's Square today.
The way the pope arrives will be a crucial sign of how he wants to be seen.
It is thought he may ditch the pope mobile at some point, get out and walk, talk and touch the people who have come here to get a glimpse of him.
A spokesperson for the Vatican has said that all countries were welcome to attend the inaugural mass for Pope Francis as Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe slipped into Italy despite facing a European Union travel ban.
Mugabe, Africa's oldest leader, has been under the ban since 2002 because of allegations of vote rigging and human rights abuses in Zimbabwe. However as Vatican City is not a member of the EU his visit does not breach the restrictions.
He was whisked straight from his plane in a black van, together with his wife, Grace, and bodyguards.
The Vatican says it did not issue invitations for the pope's inauguration, but that representatives of world governments are welcome to attend;
"The Holy See does not invite any country or foreign delegation or country or leader to come to this particular ceremony.
"We inform the world that this is taking place. Those who wish to come are welcomed, no-one is refused, they may come and take part in the ceremony," said Vatican Press Secretary Father Thomas Rosica in a media briefing.
The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu will represent The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, who is preparing for his own inaugural ceremony, at the inauguration of Pope Francis n Rome today.
In an historic first at the inauguration of Pope Francis, as after nearly 1,000 years, the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople will attend the inauguration of the Pope of Rome.
Delegates from more than 20 Christian churches and ecumenical organisations have announced their attendance. However, the presence of His Holiness Bartholomew I is of historic significance.
Considered “first among equals” in the Eastern Orthodox Communion, the Patriarch of Constantinople has not attended the installation of a Pope of Rome in more than 950 years, since Constantinople split from Rome in 1054.