The Vatican this morning issued this news bulletin:
Tomorrow's inaugural Mass of Pope Francis will be concelebrated by all Cardinals present in Rome, the Patriarchs and Major Archbishops of the Eastern Catholic Churches, and the respective Superior General of the Franciscans and the Jesuits (as President and Vice President of the Union of Superior Generals.
The Gospel will be proclaimed and chanted in Greek, as at the highest solemnities, to show that the universal Church is made up of the great traditions of the East and the West!
Christian Churches and ecclesial communities have 33 delegations, topped by the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I and the Armenian Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos Karekin II. The MP is sending Met. Hilarion.
The Jews are sending 16 delegations, including the Rabbinate of Israel. All other world religions are also represented, including the Muslims, the Hindus, the Buddhists, etc.
Thus far, 132 countries have their delegations in Rome.