Pope Francis surprised many and set the tone for his Papacy with this now famous press conference conducted on the return from World Youth Day in Brazil. He wants a pastoral Church of mercy.
In this news report from Rome Reports, Pope Francis talks to the press about Pope Benedict XVI, the 'gay lobby,' the Vatican bannk, ordination of women and other issues.
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