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Vatican / New Pope #1046137

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 14, 2013
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Vatican: Anne Thompson) The first day on the job for Pope Francis reviewed; scenes shown of his first Mass; details given about signs of a different sort of papacy, including his acts of humility. [Cardinal Timothy DOLAN – predicts he can overhaul the Vatican bureaucracy {the Curia}.] [NBC News Vatican analyst George WEIGEL†- says he can make changes because he knows from his experience in Buenos Aires what has been missing in Rome.]

(Buenos Aires: Miguel Almaguer) The pride in the Americas featured; scenes shown from Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Cuba, Denver and Miami; details given about Francis’s work with the poor and the questions about whether he should have done more to oppose Argentina's military dictatorship. [Pope’s sister Maria Elena BERGOGLIO†† {thru reporter's translation} – comments.] [Society of Jesus Father Pedro SUAREZ†- states the choice of a man with a reputation of being bright and also simple and austere sends a message to the whole world.]

Williams, Brian;
Thompson, Anne;
Almaguer, Miguel

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