Photos: Mpls. Basilica honors Pope Francis I with celebratory Mass

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1 Yellow bunting hangs above the front entrance to the Basilica of Saint Mary in Minneapolis on Thursday, Mar. 14, 2013 in celebration of newly-elected Pope Francis. It will be up until Tuesday next week to signify to passersby that the church is celebrating the Pope's election. 
2 The daily noon Mass at the Basilica of Saint Mary is usually held in a small chapel, but on Thursday, Mar. 14, 2013 a Mass to honor newly-elected Pope Francis was held in the main church. 
3 Worshipers pray during a noon Mass to celebrate Pope Francis at the Basilica of Saint Mary in Minneapolis. 
4 Incense is burned near the altar during a Mass to celebrate newly-elected Pope Francis at the Basilica of Saint Mary in Minneapolis. 
5 William Brooks comforts his restless daughter, 10-month-old Adelaide, during a Mass to celebrate newly-elected Pope Francis. Brooks, who is from St. Paul, attended Mass with his wife Heather. 
6 Father John Bauer prepares for communion during a Mass to honor Pope Francis at the Basilica of Saint Mary in Minneapolis. 
7 Five-year-old Alicia Ayala, who was with her father Jose Ayala, looks around the Basilica of Saint Mary during a Mass to celebrate Pope Francis. 
8 Organist Christopher Stroh sings during introductory rites at a Mass to celebrate Pope Francis. 
9 A yellow and white papal flag is on display near the altar to celebrate the election of Pope Francis. 
10 A noon Mass to celebrate Pope Francis' election was held at the Basilica of Saint Mary in Minneapolis.