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Papal Audience for Journalists - March 16, 2013


On March 16, Pope Francis held a Papal audience for journalists. Here are a few photos from the event. - jv

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We waited outside for about an hour before security guards began
letting us in.

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Journalist reading about Pope Francis in daily Italian paper

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Media were allowed to bring family and guests. Here is a lovely Italian family

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Pope Francis appears

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The new Pope Speaks from a prepared text, and also makes
impromptu commentaries

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There are now about 5600 journalists in Rome

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A pre-selected group of journalist are personally greeted by the Pope

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A formerly unknown radio announcer is suddenly hounded by the
press because he and his dog were among those presonally
greeted by the Pope at the audience