Nightly News   |  March 14, 2013

Pope Francis to bring new type of papacy

After distancing himself from the traditional pomp and privilege of his new title, Pope Francis – known for his sincerity and frugality – has shown every indication that he plans to remain an educator and a pastor in addition to all of his other responsibilities. NBC’s Anne Thompson reports.

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>> reporter: good evening, brn. in just 24 hour pe francis , the former ahbishop of buenos aires put his stamp on the papacy regogts privige and grande and making it clear that despite his oer responsibilitieshis pope will be a pastor.

>> reporter: from his first mass francis made it clear his will be aiffere papacy. in hisermon delivered without notes -- [ speaking ia foreig nguage ]

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>> reporter: in rome there is a sense new era is under way. likeaint frais of assi whose name heook his fst ac were signs of humility. choong to ride the bus wh e otherardinals instead of the papal limouse. keeping theron cross he we in argentina. returng to thisuest house today to pick u his bags and pay his bill. small gestures that may signal gger changesahea

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