Pope Francis Urges Protection Of Nature, Weak At Installation Mass | Talking Points Memo

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis urged princes, presidents, sheiks and thousands of ordinary people gathered for his installation Mass on Tuesday to protect the environment, the weakest and the poorest, mapping out a clear focus of his priorities as leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics.The Argentina native is the first pope from Latin American and the first named for the 13th-century friar St. Francis of Assisi, whose life’s work was to care for nature, the poor and most disadvantaged. In a fitting note, he promised that a little bit of tenderness can “open up a horizon of hope.”


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