Pope wants 'Church for the poor'
- Published: 16 Mar 2013 at 17.49
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ROME - The Church should go back to its roots, shed its riches and concentrate on looking after the poor, Pope Francis said on Saturday.
"Ah, how I would like a poor Church, for the poor," Francis said in a meeting with the world's media, a traditional event for popes following their election.
He confirmed that he choose his name in honour of Saint Francis of Assisi, the medieval monk and Patron Saint of Italy famous for renouncing his family's wealth to live in poverty and for his love of nature.
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