Vatican Pope

March 23, 2013 - 6:28 AM
Pope Francis meets with ambassadors from the 180 countries that have diplomatic relations with the Holy See at the Vatican, Friday, March 22, 2013. The Pontiff called Friday for more dialogue with Islam and offered an olive branch to China and other countries that don't have diplomatic relations with the Holy See. In his first foreign policy address as pope, Francis delivered his remarks in Italian rather than the traditional French — another indication that the Argentine-born pope is less than comfortable speaking languages other than Italian and his mother-tongue Spanish. (AP Photo/Tony Gentile, Pool)