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Vatican / Pope Francis / Italy #1040577

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 17, 2013
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(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Vatican: Anne Thompson) The actions by new Pope Francis today featured; scenes shown of him leading Sunday Mass, greeting the crowd, the crowd in St. Peter's Square, his speech in Italian urging forgiveness. [Two SPECTATORS - comment on the pope.] [Cardinal Justin RIGALI††- comments on the pope.]

(Studio: Lester Holt) The problems for Italy's government amidst a recession while the transition was fast tracked examined; details given about suicides and the political movements. [Political columnist Massimo FRANCO†- comments on major failures in two institutions.] [In the street, three ITALIANS; shop owner Roberto BLOCH; University of Rome Marina BROGI†- comment on the economy and politics.]

Holt, Lester;
Thompson, Anne

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