Sunday, March 17 2013, 05:34 PM MDT
Pope Francis Speaks to the Media
(KUTV) Pope Francis spoke to the media for the first time since his election on Wednesday.
Speaking on Saturday, the new Pope shared details about the moments immediately following his election, when a fellow Cardinal hugged him and said, “Don’t forget about the poor.” The advice inspired him to pick the name “Francis,” after Francis of Assissi, who worked for peace and the poor.
The Pope ended the audience with a blessing for journalists and their families.
His inaugural mass will be held on Tuesday.
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