Pope Francis speaks to journalists about his name, wanting a church that is poor, and role of media

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    This morning Pope Francis revealed why he chose the name FrancisĀ and then spoke encouraging words to 5,000 members of the press who have been covering the events of the last weeks since Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI announced his retirement. Joshua McElwee of the National Catholic Reporter has been in Rome covering the conclave and wrote the following this morning: Pope Francis: I would love a church that is poor. In another post NCR added the complete text of the … [Read more...]


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