The Vatican was on the defensive Friday, concerning decades-old allegations against newly elected Pope Francis. Media reports in Argentina alleged that Francis ignored severe human rights abuses during the "Dirty War." The Pope also met Friday with Cardinals, speaking on the need to spread religion to younger generations. Robert Kovacik reports from Rome for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on March 15, 2013.
Newly elected Pope Francis is a pontiff of many firsts. He's the first pope from Latin America, the first Jesuit, and the first to take on the name Francis. The new pontiff's path to reach the top of the Catholic Church is unlike many before him. Whit Johnson reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on March 13, 2013.