|The Pope is handed his Pastoral Staff as Bishop of Rome.|
Pope Francis chose to use the Pastoral Staff of his predecessors Paul VI and the Blessed John Paul II.
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|At the Cathedra of S' John Lateran.|
No celebrant other than the Pope may sit at this throne.
|The Papal Staff of Pope Paul VI.|
|Blessing with the Evangelarium|
|During the Preface.|
|At the Doxology.|