A poor Church! The Pope speaks to media

“Do not forget the poor!” These were the words that Cardinal Claudio Hummes, in conclave, spoke to Cardinal Bergoglio, who sat next to him, when the Cardinals reached a quorum for the election. Thus came the inspiration for the Pope to choose the name of Francis man symbol of peace and positive relationship with creation. “How I would like to have a poor Church, for the poor!” the Pope concluded, speaking off the cuff, departing from the text of the speech prepared for his audience with media operators from the Vatican and the 81 countries that have followed the steps of the Conclave. After the introduction by Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, President of the Pontifical Council for Social Communication …

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