The penitential liturgy the pope delivered opened an initiative called “24 Hours for the Lord.” The initiative is sponsored by the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization.
For the initiative, the council asked dioceses around the world to keep one parish open for 24 hours so individuals could confess or participate in Eucharistic Adoration. Confession requires a priest be present, and Adoration requires a consecrated host to be exposed, normally on a church altar, for the faithful to adore. (Via Catholic Herald)
Pope Francis has been known to break from tradition. As a writer for The Washington Post noted, not long after he was ordained, the pope paid his own hotel bill, chose not to live in the palatial apartment popes have lived in for centuries and dressed in simpler vestments than his predecessors.