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NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Vatican: Anne Thompson) Inauguration day for Pope Francis reviewed; scenes shown of him touring St. Peter’s Square in an open popemobile, blessing a disabled man, receiving the stole and the papal ring, greeting Vice President Joe Biden, the celebrations in the streets of Buenos Aires; details given about his message to protect the poor, the weak, and the environment. [2 WOMEN – comment.] [Cardinal Timothy DOLAN – comments on the job of restoring order to the Roman Curia.] [NBC News Vatican analyst George WEIGEL†- says if he can inspire 1.2 billion Catholics to be missionaries then the Church has a bright future.] Pope Francis’s call to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI noted.

Williams, Brian;
Thompson, Anne

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