Pope Francis addresses world's media for first time

Pope Francis is addressing reporters for the first time since we has elected by the College of Cardinals on Wednesday evening.

Pope Francis addressing the media Credit: Reuters

He described the media as "indispensable" and told reporters that the Roman Catholic Church pays "great heed to your very valuable work".

He also said that the Church is not a political organisation, and invited the media find out about the "true nature of the Church," including its motives and failings.

Pope Francis greets a cardinal at the press conference Credit: Reuters