Pope Francis marks first year as church head

Supporters have been drawn in by his modest image and message of humility and equality.

    Pope Francis has marked his first year of papacy and has drawn a mostly positive response for his leadership.

    The first non-European pontiff in more than 1,000 years has attempted to rescue the image of a Roman Catholic Church mired in allegations of child abuse and corruption.

    Although he has drawn praise for his modest lifestyle and message of equality, critics question how much of an impact he has had on the church's policy.
     
    Al Jazeera's Barbara Serra reports from the Vatican.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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