Pope Francis Opens Ministry: “Let Us Be Protectors”

Pope Francis says during installation Mass that “authentic power is service” and urges protection for the environment and the poor.

By Nicole Winfield
NBC Bay Area
March 26, 2013

Pope Francis urged princes, presidents, sheiks and thousands of ordinary people gathered for his installation Mass on Tuesday to protect the environment, the weakest and the poorest, mapping out a clear focus of his priorities as leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics.