Francis blesses media during audience
New pope relates how he chose name; will visit Benedict XVI on March 23
Posted: March 17, 2013 at 3:52 a.m.
Pope Francis on Saturday offered a silent blessing to an audience of journalists and other news media workers, acknowledging that not all of them were Catholic or believers — a rare gesture for a pontiff and a sign of openness toward other faiths and engagement with the secular world.
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