Pope Francis is cheered by the crowd as he arrives for a meeting with novices at the Paul VI hall, Vatican, Saturday, July 6, 2013 Pope Francis says the Catholic church needs to renew s

 

              Pope Francis is cheered by the crowd as he arrives for a meeting with novices at the Paul VI hall, Vatican, Saturday, July 6, 2013 Pope Francis says the Catholic church needs to renew s
Pope Francis is cheered by the crowd as he arrives for a meeting with novices at the Paul VI hall, Vatican, Saturday, July 6, 2013 Pope Francis says the Catholic church needs to renew structures to accord with "the places, the times." Francis has been waging a campaign to root out corruption and power plays in the Vatican's bureaucracy and to keep sight of what is essential in the church he was elected in March to lead. The Argentine-born pontiff offered the encouragement for renewal in a homily during Mass Saturday at the Vatican City hotel where he lives. Francis told Catholics "not to be afraid of renewing some structures" to accord with "the places, the times" and the people, but he didn't specify what needed to be changed. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)