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Pope Francis holds mass in Papal Basilica of St. Paul's

Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 01:01

April 14 - Pope Francis is greeted by pilgrims and Romans for the second time Sunday as he holds mass in the Papal Basilica of St. Paul's. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Pope Francis was greeted by pilgrims and Romans for the second time on Sunday as he traveled outside the Vatican to the Papal Basilica of St. Paul's outside the Walls in Rome. Pope Francis said clergy and Christians must not betray the word of God with their actions or they undermine the credibility of the Catholic Church. "Inconsistency on the part of pastors and the faithful between what they say and what they do, between word and manner of life, is undermining the Church's credibility," the pontiff said in his homily. Francis, elected a month ago, inherited a Church struggling to restore credibility after a series of scandals, including priests' sexual abuse of children. In his first major decision as Pope on Saturday, Francis set up an advisory board of cardinals to help him govern the Church and reform its troubled central administration, which was riddled by infighting and alleged corruption under Pope Benedict. Since his election as the first non-European pope in nearly 1,300 years, Francis has been laying out a clear moral path for the 1.2-billion-member Church, and he has favored humility and simplicity over pomp and grandeur.

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Pope Francis holds mass in Papal Basilica of St. Paul's

Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 01:01