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MAR 16, 2013 - The Guardian

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'I would like to see a church that is poor and is for the poor,' declares Pope Francis

Cracking jokes and ad-libbing, the new pontiff addresses the world's media and explains why he chose to name himself after St Francis of Assisi. Lizzie Davies reports from Vatican CityAs he walked on to the stage of the Vatican's vast Paul VI audience hall on Saturday, Pope Francis was still wearing the white cassock, plain crucifix and black shoes that have characterised his fledgling papacy's pared-down aesthetic.In his first encounter with the thousands of weary journalists who have been covering the Vatican in recent action-packed weeks, the first Latin American and Jesuit pontiff ... Read More

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